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.

#1

Tree-Kangaroo

perthzoo Report

ABCD
Community Member
2 years ago

Awwww, my heart just melted :D

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#2

Tree-Kangaroo

Caters Report

Hisseefit
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#3

Tree-Kangaroo

Jellibat Report

Angel
Community Member
2 years ago

Aww snuggles :-)

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#4

Tree-Kangaroo

daniparrafa Report

Angel
Community Member
2 years ago

Best happy face ever!!

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#5

Tree-Kangaroo

Perth Zoo Report

Hisseefit
Community Member
2 years ago

Is this how you do it mom?

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#6

Tree Kangaroo Pic

Unladenswallow0 Report

Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
2 years ago

The colours are amazing.

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#7

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Attila Szilvasi Report

Hisseefit
Community Member
2 years ago

When it was more sour than you expected

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#8

Tree-Kangaroo

Taronga Zoo Report

Hisseefit
Community Member
2 years ago

Peek a boo

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#9

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Taronga Zoo Report

Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
2 years ago

Whatcha doin'?

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#10

Tree Kangaroo Pic

Matthew Boggs Report

Meowoui
Community Member
2 years ago

All mine

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#11

Tree-Kangaroo

Russel A. Mittermeier/Conservation International Report

Hisseefit
Community Member
2 years ago

This one looks more like a teddy bear

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#12

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CraigRJD Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

"Prrrrrrrt"

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#13

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Springhare Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice hat!

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#14

Tree-Kangaroo

_mmaria_0 Report

Bronson
Community Member
2 years ago

SUGGAAAR!!!!!!!!!

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#15

Tree-Kangaroo

StiffCrustySock Report

Hisseefit
Community Member
2 years ago

But I'm not tired

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#16

Tree-Kangaroo

Woodland Park Zoo Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#17

Tree Kangaroo Pic

Valerie Report

Angel
Community Member
2 years ago

so cute!

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#18

Tree-Kangaroo

Chris Lue Shing Report

Sherry Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#19

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Maria Beilschmidt
Community Member
2 years ago

School picture day :D

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#20

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daniparrafa Report

Iris Omri-Engler
Community Member
2 years ago

I wanna tickle that foot

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#21

Tree-Kangaroo

Tim Laman Report

Sharon Palmer
Community Member
2 years ago

Whatcha doin?

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#22

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zooman_koichi Report

Maria Beilschmidt
Community Member
2 years ago

I think this one is using the Force

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#23

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natural_life_._ Report

Sharon Palmer
Community Member
2 years ago

Hi, nice to meet you

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#24

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jsiatczy Report

Elise
Community Member
2 years ago

blehhh

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#25

Tree Kangaroo Pic

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Angel
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG! So tiny!

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#26

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hedgehogpie Report

Angel
Community Member
2 years ago

Nap time!

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#27

Tree Kangaroo Pic

Nikon~Dolll Report

Elise
Community Member
2 years ago

what kind of tree is that? nice~

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#28

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AlexCearns Report

Sherry Campbell
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm waiting.....

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#30

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bec_photographer Report

Angel
Community Member
2 years ago

wow that's a really long tail!

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#31

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australia Report

Elise
Community Member
2 years ago

so fluffy

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#32

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Perth Zoo Report

Angel
Community Member
2 years ago

This is so yummy

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#33

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TorontoBlue Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

aww~

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#35

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Phil Dunsmore Report

Fuzzy spectrum
Community Member
2 years ago

You trying to say I look like a guinea pig

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#36

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_midorigoto Report

Elise
Community Member
2 years ago

aww~ nice colour

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#37

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zooman_koichi Report

Angel
Community Member
2 years ago

Can you smell that?

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#38

Tree-Kangaroo

San Diego Zoo Report

Meowoui
Community Member
2 years ago

Hey what about me??????

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#39

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lifesmagic1982 Report

Elise
Community Member
2 years ago

hi~

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#40

Tree-Kangaroo

dpfunsun Report

Meowoui
Community Member
2 years ago

You are just so darn cute.

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#41

Tree-Kangaroo

San Diego Zoo Report

Meowoui
Community Member
2 years ago

Blowing on the greens.

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