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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.