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Queensland Tree Kangaroos

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Lumholtz's Tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus lumholtzi) mum and grown joey high up on a tree. The Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo is primarily a leaf eater, but also occasionally consumes fruits and flowers from quite a wide variety of native rainforest trees. It is also known to feed on the leaves of wild tobacco and lantana, both invasive weeds. A heavy-bodied tree-kangaroo is found in rain forests of the Atherton Tableland.  Its status is classified as least concern by the IUCN, although local authorities classify it as rare. It is named after the Norwegian explorer Carl Sofus Lumholtz. It is the smallest of all tree-kangaroos, with males weighing an average of 7.2 kg (16 lbs) and females 5.9 kg (13 lbs).[5] Its head and body length ranges from 480–650 mm, and its tail, 600–740 mm.[6] It has powerful limbs and has short, grizzled grey fur. Its muzzle, toes and tip of tail are black.