We have a baby on board!

Have you spotted our new joey?
Our little Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo joey still has a lot of growing to do but you can often spot her poking her little face out of mum Kaluli’s pouch.
While you watch her grow with us, now’s the time to brush up on the most interesting facts about this incredible species!

1. Tree dwellers

Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroos are native to forests in Papua New Guinea.
Just as the name suggests, these marsupials are the ultimate climbers and can even leap from as high as 18 metres to the ground!
Their long tails help them balance on branches, and their feet have extra grippy soles for safe climbing.
Plus, unlike other kangaroos, they can move their hind feet separately!


2. Joey or jellybean?

As a marsupial, Goodfellow’s Tree Roos give birth to teeny tiny joeys.
Tree roo young are born about the size of a jelly bean and then spend up to 10 months in mum’s pouch growing big and strong.

3. Unique tails

Just like we have fingerprints, many animals have special patterns that are totally unique to them.
Beyond being striking in colour, Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroos tails each have their own distinct pattern! Take a closer look at our three roos next time you visit and see if you can spot the differences between our three.

4. Flower power

Tree Kangaroos enjoy a diet full of plenty of leafy greens, flowers and fruits! But as omnivores, they occasionally also munch on eggs and insects.
Bonus fact: Kaluli has a soft spot for corn and fig!

5. Hope for the future

Tree Kangaroos are endangered in the wild and face pressure from habitat loss and hunting. Our conservation partner Tenkile Conservation Alliance (TCA) in PNG works hard to protect natural habitats and make the wild safer for tree kangaroo species!  
Plus, Perth Zoo’s involvement in the globally coordinated breeding program for Goodellow’s has been successful, with descendents from our roos now living all over the world!
Find out more here