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Rare Tree Kangaroo Twins Born at Nebraska Zoo

Milla, Matschie's tree kangaroo with twinsTwo Matschie’s tree kangaroos were born at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Nebraska in December 2008. Pictured here is mother Milla with the babies in her pouch. Zoo officials expect to see the twins’ heads poking out of the pouch in May 2009.

The pair of twins was a welcome surprise as Matschie’s (or Huon) tree kangaroos are endangered. In the wild, they inhabit high elevations of the island of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

For more information, see:
AP’s “Rare tree kangaroo species has twins at Neb. zoo”

Lincoln Children’s Zoo – Matschie’s tree kangaroo

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