Tree kangaroos (or kapul) arethe next attraction atthe Port Moresby Nature Park.
Two endangered species are now housed in world standard facilities. There are hopes of successful breeding in captivity.
The two endangered Huon Tree Kangaroo are found only inthe Morobe province andthe Dorias species ofthe Central Province. It isthe largest and classiflied as “vulnerable”.
General Manager ofthe Park, Michelle McGeorge, saidthese species are not found anywhere else inthe world and as suchthey should be protected.
The tree kangaroo’s home was opened today. The facility will to give peoplethe chance to walk through and viewthe marsupials.
It was built with funding and support fromthe National Capital District CommissionPNG Sustainable DevelopmentoEsso Highlands andthe Pacific Rim Contractors.
They are part ofthe bigger family of native and endangered animals and plants found inthe Park.
With its staff support at sixty,the Goal ofthe Park is to bPNG’s leading attraction site.
Alice Thomas, National EMTV News