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Tree Kangaroo being hand fed during encounter at Adelaide Zoo
Tree Kangaroo being hand fed by young boy during encounter at Adelaide Zoo
Tree Kangaroo being hand fed by young girl during encounter at Adelaide Zoo
Tree Kangaroo looking at young girl during encounter at Adelaide Zoo

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Meet our terrific tree kangaroos!

What? A kangaroo that lives in the treetops? Adelaide Zoo is home to two stunning Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroos.

Join our dedicated native animal keepers and enter the fascinating world of these amazing animals, with the chance to hand feed the adorable but endangered marsupials and learn all about their life high up in the trees.

Please note the minimum age for this experience is 8 years.

Highlights of this experience

  • Hand feed our super sweet Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroos
  • Learn more about this unique animal

Adelaide Zoo was the first organisation to ‘cross-foster’ a Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo joey after it lost its mum at seven weeks of age. Using an experienced Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby as his surrogate mum, Makaia grew brilliantly until he became too big for his adoptive mum’s pouch and was cared for by our dedicated keepers and vet team. You can read more about this fascinating tale by purchasing Makaia’s Story: a tale of three mothers in our Zoo Shop.

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroos inhabit the rainforests of New Guinea. Unfortunately, this species is classified as endangered in the wild due to over hunting and loss of habitat.

By purchasing a ticket to our Tree Kangaroo Encounter at Adelaide Zoo, you are not only supporting the incredible species in our care, you’re also helping us raise awareness and valuable funds to safeguard their wild cousins. Part of the income generated from our Animal Experiences contributes to the work Zoos SA does in support of a wide number of conservation programs both within and beyond our gates.

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging.

We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.


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