10 February 2018

The Tree-Kangaroo: Marsupial Climber Extraordinaire

standing kangaroo

There is cute and then there is just unspeakably, adorably cute.  This extremely photogenic guy is the tree-kangaroo, a native of both Australia and New Guinea. At one point in their evolutionary history, this branch (see what I did there?) of marsupials decided to go back whence they came – to the trees.  And there they persist, although all species of tree-kangaroos are sadly endangered.  The Ark in Space has their story together with some great photographs.

Image Credit the pitcher