« Two species of tree kangaroos are housed at the ZooParc de Beauval »
It is with good reason that we refer to these animals as “tree kangaroos”. They belong to the same family as kangaroos and wallabies and share many genetic traits with them. The main difference between these species is in their lifestyle. The longer, cylindrical tail of tree kangaroos, their powerful front legs, and their short hind legs are more suited to life in the trees than to travelling on land. They are in fact excellent climbers and can also jump from the top of a tree and land on the ground 18 metres below, uninjured.
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News about a tree kangaroo in a pouch
Discover the latest births bringing life to Beauval! Eurasian eagle-owls, ducks, spectacled owls, and even adorable baby tree kangaroos.
Beauval Nature preserves the habitat of tree kangaroos
Tree kangaroos living in Papua New Guinea are threatened by habitat destruction. This threat is linked to the conversion of forests into agricultural land.
The Woodland Park Zoo (USA), supported by the Beauval Nature association, has worked to create protected areas for tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea, amongst other things. In 2009, a protected area in the Huon Peninsula was officially recognised. Thanks to the creation of this reserve, natural resources can be preserved, as well as Huon tree kangaroos.
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