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Australia's Wet Tropics
Rainforest Life

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 back.
    • 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 climbing.
    • 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 Lumholtz’s 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.

Social Behaviour:

  • A solitary animal, but feeding aggregations of up to four have been found.

Viewing Opportunities:

  • 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 Thomas Road.

Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges
Lake Eacham, Atherton Tableland
Tropical North Queensland, Australia.
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