It's no secret that Australia has no shortage of adorable marsupials. You've heard of the wallaby, you already love the quokka, but you probably haven't heard of the tree-kangaroo.

Well, tree-kangaroos are a lot like regular kangaroos, except they're twice as fluffy, and almost resemble small tree-dwelling bears. Found mostly in the Land Down Under, as well as New Guinea, these arboreal creatures remain elusive, and little is known about their behavior to this day. Though exact population numbers are currently unknown, tree-kangaroos do face the constant threat of hunting and habitat destruction, and are becoming worryingly less common in the wild.

As the rare gem of Oceania, tree-kangaroos have attracted a level of celebrity. In June 2016, the first tree-kangaroo born in captivity in 36 years was welcomed into the world at the Perth Zoo, representing hope for the species survival.

Scroll down to discover the irresistible tree-kangaroo for yourself, and let us know if you've ever encountered one.

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perthzoo Report

ABCD 1 year ago

Awwww, my heart just melted :D

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Caters Report

Hisseefit 1 year ago

Aww, looks so cuddly until I saw the massive claws on momma's feet.

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Jellibat Report

Angel 1 year ago

Aww snuggles :-)

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#4

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daniparrafa Report

Angel 1 year ago

Best happy face ever!!

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#5

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Perth Zoo Report

Hisseefit 1 year ago

Is this how you do it mom?

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#6

Tree Kangaroo Pic

Unladenswallow0 Report

Aahzmandus Pervect 1 year ago

The colours are amazing.

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Attila Szilvasi Report

Hisseefit 1 year ago

When it was more sour than you expected

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#8

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Taronga Zoo Report

Hisseefit 1 year ago

Peek a boo

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#9

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Taronga Zoo Report

Aahzmandus Pervect 1 year ago

Whatcha doin'?

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#10

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Matthew Boggs Report

Meowoui 1 year ago

All mine

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#11

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Russel A. Mittermeier/Conservation International Report

Hisseefit 1 year ago

This one looks more like a teddy bear

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#12

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CraigRJD Report

Hans 1 year ago

"Prrrrrrrt"

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#13

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Springhare Report

Hans 1 year ago

Nice hat!

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#14

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_mmaria_0 Report

Bronson 1 year ago

SUGGAAAR!!!!!!!!!

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#15

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StiffCrustySock Report

Hisseefit 1 year ago

But I'm not tired

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#16

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Woodland Park Zoo Report

Hans 1 year ago

"Oh, hi, I didn't do it"

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#17

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Valerie Report

Angel 1 year ago

so cute!

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#18

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Chris Lue Shing Report

Sherry Campbell 1 year ago

Hey, look at me, I'm a prairie dog!

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#19

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Maria Beilschmidt 1 year ago

School picture day :D

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#20

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daniparrafa Report

Iris Omri-Engler 1 year ago

I wanna tickle that foot

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#21

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Tim Laman Report

Sharon Palmer 1 year ago

Whatcha doin?

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#22

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zooman_koichi Report

Maria Beilschmidt 1 year ago

I think this one is using the Force

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#23

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natural_life_._ Report

Sharon Palmer 1 year ago

Hi, nice to meet you

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#24

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jsiatczy Report

Elise 1 year ago

blehhh

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#25

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Angel 1 year ago

OMG! So tiny!

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#26

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hedgehogpie Report

Angel 1 year ago

Nap time!

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#27

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Nikon~Dolll Report

Elise 1 year ago

what kind of tree is that? nice~

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#28

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AlexCearns Report

Sherry Campbell 1 year ago

I told you, in or out, you can't do both

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#29

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Tim Brown Report

Angel 1 year ago

I'm waiting.....

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#30

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bec_photographer Report

Angel 1 year ago

wow that's a really long tail!

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#31

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australia Report

Elise 1 year ago

so fluffy

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#32

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Perth Zoo Report

Angel 1 year ago

This is so yummy

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#33

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TorontoBlue Report

Hans 1 year ago

When the buffet is not yet opened but the smell reached you, so you turn and see the presented food.

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#34

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Steve Jelly Report

Elise 1 year ago

aww~

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#35

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Phil Dunsmore Report

Fuzzy spectrum 1 year ago

You trying to say I look like a guinea pig

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#36

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_midorigoto Report

Elise 1 year ago

aww~ nice colour

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#37

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zooman_koichi Report

Angel 1 year ago

Can you smell that?

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#38

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San Diego Zoo Report

Meowoui 1 year ago

Hey what about me??????

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#39

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lifesmagic1982 Report

Elise 1 year ago

hi~

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#40

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dpfunsun Report

Meowoui 1 year ago

You are just so darn cute.

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San Diego Zoo Report

Meowoui 1 year ago

Blowing on the greens.

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