Photo: C & D
Australia's Wet Tropics
|Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo: Dendrolagus lumholtzi
- Tree Kangaroos are the only macropods which can move their hind feet
independantly of each other.
- Blackish- brown, sprinkled with lighter coloured fur on the lower part of their
- Lighter coloured band across forehead and down each side of the face.
- Long forearms which are heavily muscled and hind feet are short and broad.
- Tail is long with the terminal half blackish brown, used for counterbalance in
- Common in distribution.
- It is a nocturnal animal, thus, its days are spent asleep in a crouched sitting
posture in the crown of a tree or branch.
- The Lumholtzs Tree Kangaroo is predominantly a leaf eater, known to feed on
the leaves of the Silkwood as well as fruit and maize from farms on the rainforest edge.
- A solitary animal, but feeding aggregations of up to four have been found.
- Can also be viewed, with a spotlight, at the Crater National Park, on the Malanda
falls Environmental Park walking paths, The Curtain Fig Tree and along the roadway on