Tree Kangaroo Has Twins in Nebraska Zoo

January 18, 2009 / 1 Comment

I confess, I never knew kangaroos could climb trees. I do know why kangaroos don’t like when it rains outside. (answer down below).

Zookeepers in Nebraska are thrilled that one of their rare species of tree kangaroo has had twins.

tree kangaroo Tree Kangaroo Has Twins in Nebraska Zoo

Twin joeys were born at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo last month.

The proud parents of the Matschie’s tree kangaroos are Milla and her mate Noru. They were found in Milla’s pouch last month. That makes two of the four documented Matschie’s tree kangaroo births last year. Don’t know about you, but I love babies…of all kinds.

According to a Kansas City Zoo zookeeper there are only about 50 tree kangaroos in North America. They live in the wild in the rain forest in northeastern Papua New Guinea. And being in North America means they won’t be home for dinner anytime soon.

Zoo visitors are expected to get a peak when the little guys begin poking out their heads or feet as early as May.

Answer – kangaroo mamas don’t like when it rains outside, because the kids have to play inside.