These extraordinary animals delight visitors to the Sanctuary.
Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroos are classed as ‘endangered’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (on the IUCN ‘red list’), with numbers in the wild decreasing. Threats include hunting and loss of habitat as humans move into tree kangaroos’ traditional environments. In Papua New Guinea there have been widespread declines of most species of tree kangaroos.
Goodfellow’s Tree-Kangaroos are mostly brown in colour with golden yellow limbs, a long mottled golden yellow and brown tail and two golden yellow dorsal stripes. They are found in Papua New Guinea from Alotau through the Central Cordillera and into the West Papuan border.
Goodfellow’s Tree-Kangaroos are primarily browsing herbivores, but can be considered omnivores, occasionally consuming small birds and eggs.
Together we can improve animal care, reduce threatening processes and save endangered species.
Sadly, all tree-kangaroo species are under threat from habitat loss and hunting. You can help us fight extinction by adopting the Tree Kangaroo.