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Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo food plants

Tree Kangaroo

Unique to North Queensland's Wet Tropics upland rainforest south from the Mt Carbine Tableland, Lumholtz's Tree-kangaroo eats rainforest leaves and some fruits.

TREAT members living in suitable areas can consider planting, or identifying and protecting, Tree-kangaroo food plants on their properties. Member Margit Cianelli and her colleague Beth Stirn have kindly given TREAT this list of rainforest leaves popular with local Tree-kangaroos. Members can ask for advice on growing Tree-kangaroo food plants - contact the QPWS Restoration Services

The following list gives the Scientific Name the Common Name and the part of the plant eaten by the Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo - Leaf (L) or Flower (Fl) or Fruit (Fr).

Also see the Tree Kangaroo and Mammal Group website that has a more complete Tree Kangaroo food plants list, and also food plants for the Possums, Flying Foxes, Gliders and Cassowaries: TKMG Habitat Food and Revegetation overview .

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