Endangered Species

Family Friendly Site


All Animals > Endangered Species

Tasmanian Forester Kangaroo 

Tasmanian Forester Kangaroo 

Status: Endangered
Classification: Mammals
Scientific Name:
Date Listed as Endangered: June 4, 1973

Macropus giganteus tasmaniensis or Tasmanian Forester Kangaroo came from the family of Eastern gray kangaroo found in Tasmania. It is one of the largest marsupials which measures over 198 cm (6.5 feet) in height and its normal weight reaches to 59 kg (130 lbs).

Tasmanian forester kangaroos are powerful jumpers, they have long tails which they often used to balance while standing. They have excellent sense of sight, smell and hearing. They can even swivel their ears around to focus on one direction.

The Tasmanian Forester Kangaroo 

Tasmanian forester kangaroos prefer grasslands and woodlands as their habitat. They are herbivores and feed on leaves, shrubs, herbs and grass. They are sociable animals and prefer to go with a group.

Since 1800, the population of Tasmanian forester kangaroo reduced by about 90%. This reduction is caused by loss of habitat due to agricultural expansion. Today, the species is protected by Australian government law. Several programs to enable its population to grow has been prepared and established.

www.endangered-animals.com.au | Resources | Privacy | Disclaimer
Free to use the content on this website so long as you link to and quote http://www.endangered-animals.com.au