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Scientific Name: Dendrolagus lumholtzi
Dendrolagus lumholtzi or Lumholtz's Tree-kangaroo is a heavy-bodied
species that belongs to the family of Kangaroos found in Queensland
particularly in Atherton Tableland. Local authorities classify this
species as rare and considered as least concern.
Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo was named after Carl Sofus Lumholtz, a
Norwegian explorer. The average weight of male Lumholtz tree-kangaroo is
7.2 kg (16 lbs) and 5.9 kg (13 lbs) for female which makes it the
Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo has powerful limbs, their body length ranges
from 480-650 mm (19-26 inches) and their tail measures 600-740 mm (24-29
Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo prefer to live in a group, they are not
territorial animals but they maintain a range near their home.
Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo are very aggressive, they can mate in the
episode of about 20 minutes.
Disappearing habitats due to land clearing and forest fires are the main
contributing factors that threatened the existence of this species.