Unfortunately, life isn't all cuddles and climbs for these adorable creatures. Matschie's tree kangaroos are losing their homes - and fast. Papua New Guinea's booming logging industry presents a constant threat to tree kangaroo homes as trees are harvested for timber. The country is also plagued by rampant illegal logging activity; in fact, up to 70 percent of Papua New Guinea's timber exports may have been harvested illegally.
The oil industry also poses a threat. Drilling operations in Papua New Guinea, which funnel oil to the Gulf of Papua via pipeline, have steadily destroyed rainforest habitats for over a decade.
Matschie's tree kangaroos have also been targeted by indigenous hunters for meat.
But the fight's not over for these hardy marsupials. One thing's for sure: This incredible animal is worth knowing about - and saving.
You can buy an acre of threatened rainforest habitat here.
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