Goodfellows tree kangarooPresentation Transcript
Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo By Keeley
Family = Macropodidae
order = Marsupialia
class = mammalia
phylum = chordates
Kingdom = Animal kingdom
Physical Characteristics What does it look like? The Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo has woolly fur, grayish brown face, yellow belly, and reddish brown color on back with a yellow stripe or stripes along back, yellow feet, long tail and smaller then a red kangaroo or gray kangaroo. Color(s): The colors are a reddish brown color with yellow.
More Physical Characteristics
Average size and weight:
Head and body are 22 to 33 inches and tail is 28 to 33 inches they weigh 13 to 22 pounds.
The difference between the male, female and young : They all look the same except for the male is bigger and the young are smaller until they grow up.
Anything extra: Each kangaroo has a unique pattern on there tail.
Reproduction How long is gestation? 39 to 46 days How many young are born at a time? One Who cares for the young? the mom does in her pouch How long do the young stay with the parents? It becomes fully independent after 11 to 12 months
Habitat Where is it found in the world? Papua New Guinea tropical rainforest The Goodfellow’s Tree kangaroo is arboreal The Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo is Territorial but the males have larger home ranges Where do they nest? In trees They are endangered majors threats are hunting
Food What does it eat? It eats mainly leaves but they also eat fruits What are its predators? Humans by hunting and habitat destruction
Interesting Facts They can be up 30 feet from the ground and jump and not get hurt. They are slow and clumsy on the ground but bold and agile in trees.
Physical Adaptations and How It Aids Survival Its color allows it to camouflage it with the rainforest trees so predators don’t se it. They have a non-prehensile tail and they use it as a rudder from branch to branch. Strong arms used for climbing. Pads on bottom of feet to give them good traction on slippery branches. Pouch for young to go in to protect them from predators.
More Physical Adaptations and How It Aids to Survival 6. The fur on back and neck grow in reverse to keep them dry when it rains. 7. Can move front paws above head to help them with climbing. Eyes to see and nose to smell help it see where it going and to smell. Have bigger and stronger forelimbs to help them climb. Large specialized feet appropriate to be in trees.
Behavioral Adaptations and How It Aids Survival Efficient climbers to keep safe in trees from predators. It eats leaves in trees so it doesn’t have to go the ground and it’s safer. They are territorial and therefore know where the safe places are to live. They also protect their areas from other predators. They are nocturnal so they are not visible prey. They jump far and fast to get away from their predators.
Zoo Observations Size of habitat: I estimated about 15 feet long and 25 feet wide There were 2 Goodfellow tree kangaroo Food/water source: all the leaves and plants in the habitat and there was a stream in the habitat When I saw my animal it was in a tree sleeping Describe: Lots of plants one tree little waterfall on the of habitat mulch on the ground, it was very clean, lots of vegetation and was inside a building.
Improvements to the zoo habitat Bigger so they have more space and don’t just stay in one spot and if it was bigger they could have 3 tree kangaroos and more trees to climb in. Specialized lighting for day time and night time so they can sleep at day time cause there nocturnal. A little cubby that they can be alone and feel secure. A play area like some nets with a platform up high so they can climb on them. All I saw in the habitat was leaves so I think they should put some fruit in the habitat and a clean supply of water not just the stream.