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Lumholtz's Tree-kangaroo

Lumholtz's Tree-kangaroo

Status: Endangered
Classification: Mammals
Scientific Name: Dendrolagus lumholtzi

Dendrolagus lumholtzi or Lumholtz's Tree-kangaroo is a heavy-bodied species that belongs to the family of Kangaroos found in Queensland particularly in Atherton Tableland. Local authorities classify this species as rare and considered as least concern.

Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo was named after Carl Sofus Lumholtz, a Norwegian explorer. The average weight of male Lumholtz tree-kangaroo is 7.2 kg (16 lbs) and 5.9 kg (13 lbs) for female which makes it the smallest tree-kangaroo.

Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo has powerful limbs, their body length ranges from 480-650 mm (19-26 inches) and their tail measures 600-740 mm (24-29 inches).

The Lumholtz's Tree-kangaroo

Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo prefer to live in a group, they are not territorial animals but they maintain a range near their home. Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo are very aggressive, they can mate in the episode of about 20 minutes.

Disappearing habitats due to land clearing and forest fires are the main contributing factors that threatened the existence of this species.

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