A fairly solitary animal, the KANGAROO is the largest of the marsupials native to Australia. There are three main species of kangaroo in existence today: the red kangaroo, the Eastern grey kangaroo, and the western grey kangaroo. The national animal and emblem of Australia, they are well-known for their ability to jump phenomenal distances and for the deep pouch in which to carry their young, called a joey.
The GOLDEN MANTLED TREE KANGAROO was discovered in 1990 in the Torricelli Mountains region of Papua New Guinea. The largest tree-dwelling mammals in Australia, it can be found in lowland and mountainous rainforests. The total population is less than 250 mature individuals. (2008)