Tenkile

Tenkile

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Infraclass
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Dendrolagus scottae
WEIGHT
10 kg

The tenkile, also known as Scott's tree-kangaroo, is a species of tree-kangaroo in the family Macropodidae. It is endemic to a very small area of the Torricelli Mountains of Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss and by hunting. The tenkile is listed as endangered due to hunting and logging activities in Papua New Guinea. The tenkile is hunted for its meat, and is the main protein source for the residents of Papua New Guinea. The population of Papua New Guinea has increased in recent years due to improvements in healthcare; therefore increasing need in tenkile meat which means that more tenkiles are being hunted. Additionally, tenkiles are poached for their fur and are captured and sold as a part of the illegal pet trade. Domesticated dogs also hunt tenkiles. Deforestation in Papua New Guinea affects all tree-Kangaroos, however industrial logging that occurs in the Torricelli Mountain Range decreases the species' already restricted habitat. The Torricelli Mountain Range faces additional deforestation due to the timber industry, and the production of coffee, rice and wheat.

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Di

Diurnal

Fo

Folivore

He

Herbivore

Ar

Arboreal

Is

Island endemic

Te

Terrestrial

Te

Territorial

Vi

Viviparous

Ju

Jumping

Al

Altricial

So

Social

No

Not a migrant

T

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Biogeographical realms

Tenkile habitat map

Climate zones

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

BABY CARRYING
1

References

1. Tenkile Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenkile
2. Tenkile on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/6435/21956375

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