Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo
[Dendrolagus goodfellowi buergersi]
The Goodfellow’s Tree-Kangaroo has an average head and body length of 23 inches. Its tail length averages 28 inches; hindfoot length averages 4.5 inches; and ear averages 2.3 inches in length. Their weight averages 17 pounds for males and 18 pounds for females. The coloration is a warm brown overall, with a long mottled golden and brown tail. There are two golden stripes on the rump. The limbs of the tree-kangaroo have been readapted for life in the canopy; both fore- and hind legs are powerfully built and of nearly equal proportions. Their broad hind feet have cushion-like pads and are covered with roughened “non-skid” skin, while their hands are equipped with long, sharp claws to grip trunks and branches.
Location: Gum Leaf Hideout