Matschie's Tree Kangaroos

Sophie Cervantes

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Why are they endangered?

The main reasons for why they are endangered are: habitat destruction and hunting by humans.


Habitat loss and degradation means that many species now inhabit a restricted range. Habitat has been removed for logging and timber production, or converted to coffee, rice or wheat production.


Tree kangaroos have been hunted for food by indigenous communities across their range.

How they fit into the food web:

Their diet consists of:

  • leaves
  • fruits
  • grains
  • flowers
  • sap
  • eggs
  • bark


Matschie's Tree Kangaroos are herbivores. So in a food web they would be the primary consumers.


Population:


Between 1,000 - 3,300


Population trend is decreasing

suffered a population decline in excess of 80% over the last 30 years


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What YOU can do to help:

RAISE AWARENESS.

Raising awareness is not only simple, but fairly easy to do.

To help the endangered and adorable Matschie Kangaroos raise awarness of whats affecting them the MOST: Habitat loss and the effects of hunting.

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Interaction:

Little is known about the social behavior of wild tree kangaroos. Researchers believe that Matschie's tree kangaroos are fairly solitary animals. Females and males have non-overlapping home ranges, but a male's range will overlap several females' range. Researchers also believe that Matschie's tree kangaroos are polygamous and that males interact with several females. Males, however, appear not to establish harems, and females remain independent. The only strong social bond these animals form is between mother and offspring.