Perhaps the most adorable member in the family Macropodidae is the Ornate Tree-Kangaroo, an arboreal creature with unbelievably wholesome energy.
Fun fact: there are more species of kangaroos and wallabies (45) than there are of apes (20). Perhaps the most adorable member in the family Macropodidae is the Ornate Tree-Kangaroo, an arboreal creature with short, woolly fur and unbelievably wholesome energy.
Native to New Guinea, Ornate Tree-Kangaroos (also known as Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroos) are at their best when boldly navigating the branches of the rainforests. Although their legs aren’t disproportionately large like their land-dwelling cousins, the species still has an impressive jumping ability and has been known to jump from the ground to heights of 30 feet. For reference, that’s around four and a half times the height of LeBron James!
Sadly, the species is highly endangered, and there remain only around 55 Goodfellow’s tree kangaroos in the wild.