Australian Reptile Park Celebrates Tree Kangaroos Birthday

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: November 12, 2020 6:15 pm

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Kimbe, the tree-kangaroo explores her present during the birthday celebrations

Photo Credit: The Australian Reptile Park

Kimbe, the goodfellow’s tree kangaroo has celebrated her 15th birthday at the Australian Reptile Park in New South Wales, Australia with a party put on by her keepers. She has been a beloved resident of the park since her arrival in April 2019.

To celebrate her birthday keepers treated Kimbe to her favorite food, Avocado, which was provided as part of a plate of snacks. She was also showered in love.

Avocado is a special treat for Kimbe which she only receives occasionally. Keepers will place it at the bottom of her meal but Kimbe doesn’t wait instead digging straight to the bottom to obtain this.

tree kangaroo birthday australian reptile park

Kimbe, the tree-kangaroo explores her present during the birthday celebrations

Photo Credit: The Australian Reptile Park

As she celebrates her 15th birthday Kimbe is passing the average age for a goodfellow’s tree kangaroo in captivity which is 14 years. Keepers report that she shows no signs of slowing down.

General Manager of the Australian Reptile Park, Tim Faulkner said, “We’re so excited to see Kimbe is thriving here at the park and was happily celebrating her birthday. Sadly, Goodfellow’s tree kangaroos are endangered and need all of the help they can get. By making the effort to celebrate special moments with both Kimbe and Banjo we are able to educate our visitors into doing what they can to help save the species.”

tree kangaroo birthday australian reptile park

Kimbe, the tree-kangaroo explores her present during the birthday celebrations

Photo Credit: The Australian Reptile Park

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The goodfellow’s tree kangaroo is a rare inhabitant of New Guinea. Their population is under serious threat due to deforestation.

Tim Faulkner continued, “I personally love Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroos and spent a lot of my time when I was in Papua New Guinea trying to find a wild one – and I couldn’t! They’re quite rare to see out and about! This makes it even more special to have them here at the Australian Reptile Park”

Kimbe came to the Australian Reptile Park in 2019 to join fellow tree kangaroo Banjo who arrived in January 2019. He was the first tree kangaroo to call the park home. They form part of a conservation breeding project for their species. Keepers have their fingers crossed that the park will soon welcome its first tree kangaroo joey.

tree kangaroo birthday australian reptile park

Kimbe, the tree-kangaroo explores her present during the birthday celebrations

Photo Credit: The Australian Reptile Park

Learn more about the goodfellow’s tree kangaroo – Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo Fact File | The Animal Facts

Learn more about the Australian Reptile Park on their website – Australian Reptile Park

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