Meet our terrific tree kangaroos!

What? A kangaroo that lives in the treetops? Adelaide Zoo is home to two stunning Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroos – Makali and Buna and you can join our dedicated native animal keepers and enter the fascinating world of our amazing Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroos.

Get the chance to hand feed these adorable but endangered marsupials and learn all about their life high up in the trees.

Highlights of this experience

  • Go into the exhibit and hand feed our Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroos
  • Learn more about their life up high

Adelaide Zoo was the first organisation to ‘cross-foster’ a Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo joey after it had lost its mum at 5-weeks of age. A Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby was found to be his surrogate mum and took over caring for Makaia until he become too big and was cared for by our dedicated keepers. You can read more about Makaia’s story by purchasing the book in our Zoo Shop.

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroos inhabit the rainforests of New Guinea. Unfortunately they are classified by the IUCN 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.

Want to get involved? You can help!

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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.

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