Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo, rare and endangered…

This rare and magnificent tree kangaroo is only found in a very narrow corridor of montane rainforest in far North Queensland and is the smaller of Australia’s two tree kangaroos.

We were extremely privileged to observe and photograph this magnificent creature on the Atherton Tablelands, whilst it fed on leaves high in the rainforest canopy.

Photos: Janet & Baz


About us…

We love the colours of the Australian Outback, the red earth touching a blue sky on a faraway horizon; and the fabulous coastline of our sunburnt country, where a golden sandy beach is washed over by a warm turquoise blue sea…

A few years ago we graduated from work and re-entered the classroom of life where an education is guaranteed and all that is needed is an open mind.

Cheers, Baz & Janet

4 thoughts on “Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo, rare and endangered…

  1. Lavinia Ross April 10, 2021 / 1:55 am

    Thank you for the education, Baz & Janet. I had not heard of a tree dwelling kangaroo. I hope these tree roos can be saved from extinction.

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    • XPLORE - Out and About April 10, 2021 / 10:10 am

      Yes, they have lost much of their natural habitat to farming lands over the years. Australia has two Tree Kangaroo’s, this is the smaller of them. The other is name the Bennett Tree Kangaroo and it’s habitat is not much larger than about 50 square kilometres in the Daintree Rainforest. What makes the Tree Kangaroo unique from kangaroos and wallabies is they can move each leg independently of the other. Kangaroos can’t hence they ‘hop’…!

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  2. barbara grandberg April 9, 2021 / 6:11 pm

    wow and thanks so much for sharing your adventures :]

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