Meet The Tree-Kangaroo — The Kangaroo’s Adorable Cousin You’ve Probably Never Heard Of (12 Pics)

The famous kangaroo is Australia’s national animal, yet you probably haven’t heard of a tree-kangaroo before

They are pretty similar to regular kangaroos, other than being super fluffy and often mistaken for small bears.

Found in the mountainous and lowland forests of northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia.

Little is known about these elusive creatures, they have adapted to live comfortably in the trees.

They evolved to have stronger forelimbs for climbing and shorter legs, giving them an appearance similar to the lemur.

The tree-kangaroos are so rare and beautiful, that they have gained somewhat of celebrity status.

Back in 2016, the first tree-kangaroo was born in captivity for the first time in 36 years, giving hope for the species population.

Aren’t they amazing!

Written by Joe Kahlo

After years of writing in the financial industry, Joe was finally able to focus his writing on what he loves, Animals!