The Tree Kangaroos are essentially a solitary animal but feeding groups of up to four have been recorded.
Much of their habitat has been cleared for farms. They have survived in the strips along creeks and in areas that are too rocky for farming. Often they live on private land, which is unprotected by World Heritage and National Parks status.
Look for something the size of a basketball, if it is high in a tree. Often it is the long pendulous tail that is first sighted.
They sit crouched in the crown of a tree or on a branch sleeping during the day.
They are not a very active animal spending only 10 % of their time feeding, grooming, moving and feeding.
In NSW they have found fossils of a giant tree-kangaroo, the size of a mature red kangaroo.
It appears as an oasis surrounded by millions of hectares of dry harsh farmland and eucalypt forests. In the sandstone belt of Central Queensland is a Gorge formed by the power of water, wind and time. 1,177 more words