Tree Kangaroo: The Living Plush Toy

The Tree Kangaroo, or Boongarry, as the locals call them, looks like a monkey mixed with sloth mixed with a bear, but it’s neither sloth nor monkey nor bear. I think it’s safe to say, they’re anything but normal.

While they have an appearance more akin to a monkey or sloth, the tree kangaroo is a marsupial and is a member of the Macropod family, which comprises kangaroos, wallabies, quokkas and others. There are 14 different species spread across the rainforests of North Eastern Australia, New Guinea and some of the surrounding islands in that region.