Australian Reptile Park Launches Tree Kangaroo Encounter

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: September 22, 2020 11:30 pm

tree kangaroo encounter Australian reptile park

A tree kangaroo meets a visitor during the new encounter

Photo Credit: The Australian Reptile Park

Guests at the Australian Reptile Park on the Central Coast of Australia can now join keepers to meet their goodfellow’s tree kangaroos in an encounter.

Starting on Saturday guests can enter the enclosure of Kimbe and Banjo the Reptile Park’s resident tree kangaroos. You’ll become best mates with the pair as you feed them their favorite treats such as avocado, grapes, banana and cucumber.

While in the enclosure guests can also snap as many pictures as they would like of the adorable animals.

tree kangaroo encounter Australian reptile park

A goodfellow’s tree kangaroo at the Australian Reptile Park

Photo Credit: The Australian Reptile Park

General Manager Tim Faulkner said, “Sadly, Goodfellow’s tree kangaroos are endangered and need all of the help they can get. I hope that by doing these encounters and creating special memories with Kimbe and Banjo we are able to educate our visitors into doing what they can to help save the species.”

The tree kangaroo encounter is designed to generate awareness of this endangered Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo and the threats they face such as deforestation. They are increasingly rare in their rainforest habitat.

“I personally went looking for Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroos when I was in Papua New Guinea and couldn’t find one, they’re quite rare to see out and about! This makes it even more special to know that you will have the opportunity to experience something some people could only dream of!,” added Faulkner.

tree kangaroo encounter Australian reptile park

A tree kangaroo meets a visitor during the new encounter

Photo Credit: The Australian Reptile Park

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Banjo has called the Australian Reptile Park home since January 2019 and he was joined by Kimbe in April that year. They are the first tree kangaroo’s housed at the park.

Keepers are hopeful that love will blossom between the pair and have their fingers crossed for a joey to be born in the near future.

Goodfellows tree kangaroos are native to Papua Guinea and central Irian Jaya in Indonesia. They are one of twelve tree kangaroo species which call Earth home.

tree kangaroo encounter Australian reptile park

A goodfellow’s tree kangaroo at the Australian Reptile Park

Photo Credit: The Australian Reptile Park

Learn more about the Australian Reptile Park and the new encounter on their website – Australian Reptile Park

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