The Kangaroo, Pademelon, Tree-Kangaroo and Wallaby are all macropod (large-footed) marsupial (pouched) mammals.
The Kangaroo, Pademelon, and Wallaby have triangular-shaped faces with black noses, whereas the Tree-Kangaroo has a square-shaped face with a pink nose.
The Kangaroo, Pademelon, and Wallaby have large, black, almond-shaped eyes with long black eyelashes, whereas the Tree-Kangaroo has small, blue, rounded eyes with a few light eyelashes.
The Kangaroo, Pademelon, and Wallaby have large, triangular-shaped ears, whereas the Tree-Kangaroo has small, rounded ears.
The Kangaroo has sharp, curved teeth because it is a ruminant herbivorous grazer, whereas the Pademelon, Tree-Kangaroo, and Wallaby have flat teeth because they are ruminant herbivorous browsers.
There is only one species of arboreal (tree living) kangaroos in the world. It is the Goodfellow’s Tree-Kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi). Other kangaroos are terrestrial, living on the ground.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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