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Doria's Tree Kangaroo

Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Dendrolagus
Species: dorianus

Doria's Tree Kangaroo

Doria's Tree Kangaroo
(Dendrolagus dorianus)

Illustration - Peter Schouten

Doria's Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus dorianus). This sub-species is found in montane forests at elevations between 600-3650m and has a distribution of approximately 15,000 square kilometres. D. d. dorianus resides in south-eastern Papua New Guinea . It is dark brown in colour, is very robust and very large claws. It is a very heavy animal; males average 13.3kg and females 10.2kg. D. d. dorianus have been kept in captivity, mostly within PNG, and have bred in the captive environment. Presently the only captive animals exist in PNG collections.

Distribution of the Doria's Tree Kangaroo

Distribution of the Doria's Tree Kangaroo