Matschie's Tree Kangaroo

Dendrolagus matschie

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Little is known about the social behavior of wild tree kangaroos. Researchers believe Matschie’s tree kangaroos are mostly solitary animals that spend most of their time in trees. Females and males have non-overlapping home ranges, but a male's range will overlap several females' range. Researchers also believe that Matschie's tree kangaroos are polygamous and that males interact with several females. Males, however, appear not to establish harems, and females remain independent. The only strong social bond these animals form is between mother and offspring.

 

DIET

Primarily tree leaves, flowers, grass shoots and bark, ferns and moss 
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