Life Span: 8 years in wild, and14 in captivity.
Size: Body: 55-64cms; Tail: 58-76cms
Number of Species: There is some contention over the number of different species of Tree Kangaroo. Some experts suggest 14, however Tim Flannery described 10 species in 1996 and that seem to be the most accepted classification.
Built for Climbing: They have shorter, broader feet than ground kangaroos, with padded soles and sharp, curved claws to help them climb. Their long tails provide balance when jumping from branch to branch.
Each individual has a unique pattern of brown and gold stripes on its tail.
Leaps & Bounds: Tree Kangaroos can bound as far as 9 metres downwards to a neighbouring tree and leap down to the ground from as high as 18 metres.