This tree kangaroo species looks like a bear but climbs trees like a primate. They won’t merge with terrestrial kangaroos as they like to live at high altitudes of 3200-4200m ((10,500–13,500 ft). The thick black coat enables it to survive low temperatures. The food preference is usually healthy – leaves or fruits. The lazy lads pick the fallen fruit while others use their specialized feed to hop the trees and grab fresh hanging fruit.
Scientists discovered this species in 1995, so there is still a lot to learn about these adorable creatures. The Moni have sentimental bonds to this species because they consider it their ancestors. They have given the label “mbaiso,” which means “forbidden animal.”
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No