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A Tree Kangaroo Joey Was Born In Sydney And She Is Adorable

Endangered cutie pops out to say "G'day!"

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Tree kangaroos?! Unlike their grounded cousins, tree kangaroos can walk backwards – an essential skill when negotiating branches – and have specially-adapted pads on their feet and hands to help them climb.

Qwikila arrived from Belfast Zoo last year and her successful pairing with Taronga’s resident male, Parum, is a triumph for the global breeding program of this endangered species.

Native to Papua New Guinea, Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroos are classified as endangered, with numbers in the wild decreasing due to habitat loss and encroaching human activity.

Taronga plans a public naming competition for the as yet unnamed joey on social media, encouraging people to get involved and learn more about this rare and fascinating species.


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