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Lumholtz's tree kangaroo        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Tree kangaroos are very odd arboreal marsupials found in rainforests in Australia and New Guinea.  Two species occur in Australia, both in far-north Queensland:   this species (the more readily seen) and Bennett's tree kangaroo.   This one was feeding on a vine in a park on the Atherton Tableland.   Tree kangaroos act like they're not particularly pleased with the tree-dwelling life evolution has handed them -- they move slowly and carefully, seemingly worried about falling, very unlike the carefree movements of monkeys and squirrels.

  • Canon 7DII; 100-400 IS Mk.II, electronic flash (2015)