Tree Kangaroo Nutrition Husbandry Manual


Edwards MS, Ward A. 2001. Nutrition, Food Preparation and Feeding. In Tree Kangaroo Species Survival Plan J Steenberg and J. Belssington, Eds. American Association of Zoos and Aquariums


The tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus spp.) is a popular and charismatic animal, which is currently represented by three species (D. matschiei, D. goodfellowi, D. inustus) in North American zoos. As with other folivorous/herbivorous species, the dietary husbandry of captive animals has not always duplicated or, sometimes, even been approximated with the food items for which the animal has co-evolved to utilize as principle sources of nutrition.

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