Seri’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus stellarum

Seri’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus stellarum Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea; West Papua The Seri’s Tree Kangaroo is a large tree kangaroo that needs primary upper montane tropical forests. This species is threatened by heavy hunting pressure, this includes hunting with dogs (trophy jaws were still very much in evidence in 2000; T. Flannery pers. comm.Continue reading “Seri’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus stellarum”

Doria’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus dorianus

Doria’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus dorianus Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea The Doria’s Tree Kangaroo is restricted to mossy mid to upper primary montane tropical forest. This species is threatened by heavy hunting for food with dogs by local people. Increased hunting pressure is probably due to improved road access associated with the Papua New GuineaContinue reading “Doria’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus dorianus”

Lowlands Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus spadix

Lowlands Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus spadix Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea The Lowlands Tree Kangaroo is found in lowland tropical forests where they are associated with karst habitats. Little more is known about the natural history of this species. The Lowlands Tree Kangaroo is hunted for food locally, but this may not have been a significantContinue reading “Lowlands Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus spadix”

Grizzled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus inustus

Grizzled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus inustus Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea This species of tree kangaroo has been recorded from lowland and mid-montane tropical forests. They are found in both primary and degraded forests. The Grizzled Tree Kangaroo is threatened by heavy hunting for food by local people, and by habitat loss and degradation through conversionContinue reading “Grizzled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus inustus”

Ifola Dendrolagus notatus

Ifola Dendrolagus notatus Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea The Ifola is a species of Tree Kangaroo that lives in a restricted area of mossy mid- to upper primary montane tropical forest. After giving birth, they are suspected to have an 18 month dependency period before the female is ready to breed again. Listed as EndangeredContinue reading “Ifola Dendrolagus notatus”

Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus goodfellowi

Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus goodfellowi Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea The Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo is a marsupial species that is now restricted to montane tropical forest; they were formerly present in areas of lowland forest. This species is highly threatened by hunting for food and is traded internally for cultural reasons by local people, andContinue reading “Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus goodfellowi”

Huon Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus matschiei

Huon Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus matschiei Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea The Huon Tree Kangaroo is found in tropical montane and upper montane forests between 1000 and 3300 m asl. A recent study of the ranging behaviour of 15 individuals in upper montane forests (circa 3000 m asl). The human population of the Huon Peninsula isContinue reading “Huon Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus matschiei”

Vogelkop Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus ursinus

The Vogelkop Tree Kangaroo is a shy marsupial that lives in deep in the Arfak Mountains in Indonesian occupied #Papua #PapuaNewGuinea, they have undergone rapid decline due to #palmoil #deforestation. You can help them #Boycott4Wildlife

Dingiso Dendrolagus mbaiso

Dingiso Dendrolagus mbaiso Endangered Location: West Papua (Indonesia) The Dingiso is a Tree Kangaroo that is listed as Endangered because of an ongoing, drastic population decline, suspected to be more than 50% over the last three generations (i.e., 30 years), due to increasing human activities (agriculture and hunting). The western-most parts of the population areContinue reading “Dingiso Dendrolagus mbaiso”

Golden-mantled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus pulcherrimus

Golden-mantled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus pulcherrimus Critically Endangered Locations: Papua New Guinea , West Papua (Indonesia) The Golden-mantled Tree Kangaroo occurs in mid-montane rainforests. Otherwise, very little is known of its ecology and life history. Historically, the species has been highly threatened by hunting for food, and additionally by habitat loss through conversion of forest toContinue reading “Golden-mantled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus pulcherrimus”

Tenkile Dendrolagus scottae

Tenkile Dendrolagus scottae Critically Endangered Locations: Papua New Guinea The Tenkile is a species of Tree Kangaroo that occurs in mid-montane tropical forest, typically containing Podocarpous, Libocedrus, Auraucaria, Rapanea and Syzygium species. No formal diet studies have been conducted, but it is thought D. scottae feeds on vines including Scaveola and Tetracera species, epiphytic ferns and leaves from variousContinue reading “Tenkile Dendrolagus scottae”

Black Dorcopsis Dorcopsis atrata

Black Dorcopsis Dorcopsis atrata Critically Endangered Locations: Papua New Guinea The Black Dorcopsis is a macropod that is restricted to montane tropical oak forests with little herbaceous growth, but with a ground cover thick with ferns, mosses, and lichens. The female is believed to give birth to a single young. The species comes down seasonallyContinue reading “Black Dorcopsis Dorcopsis atrata”