Thursday, November 22, 2012
Cuteness Overload !
In this photo, they look a bit surprised that they've been spotted. It must be the furry yellow marking on the chest that gave it away.
Unlike their cousins, the front and hind legs are closer in size than ground kangaroos. They also have stronger fore-limbs to help with climbing and living in trees. As for the fur, it is thick and grows in opposite direction on nap and back. This helps to shed water when it’s head is crouched. Although there are several species that live in the lowlands too, call the Lowlands Tree Kangaroo.
As tree dwellers, the tree kangaroo eats mostly leaves and fruit. And sometimes collect and eat fruits that has fallen to the ground. Tree kangaroos will also eat other items such as flowers (orchids), tree sap, eggs, baby birds, grains, and even bark.