The World Wildlife Fund reports that tree kangaroos are endangered due to hunting and habitat loss. Tree kangaroos are indigenous to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia.
Native communities hunt tree kangaroos for food, which is a major factor in their decline. Logging and timber activities, both legal and illegal, and the agricultural conversion of land to grow crops, such as coffee, rice and wheat, has resulted in range reduction. As a result, tree kangaroos are exposed to predators, such as domestic dogs. The Wondiwoi tree kangaroo is critically endangered, with less than 50 animals remaining. Over the past 30 years, the population of the native New Guinea dingiso kangaroo has shrunk more than 80 percent.Learn More
Giant pandas are endangered due to hunting and habitat loss. While it is illegal to hunt giant pandas and poaching has declined, hunters still sometimes accidentally kill them while seeking other animals. The panda's primary habitat is the Yangtze Basin region. Fragmentation of the area caused by roads and railroads has isolated panda populations, which not only prevents them from meeting and mating, but also reduces their access to bamboo.Full Answer >
As of 2014, koalas are not listed as endangered, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species. However, koalas are suffering lower populations from loss of habitat and predators. Past hunting of koalas for food and the fur trade also led to smaller populations of koalas.Full Answer >
What a kangaroo eats depends on the type of kangaroo, but generally they eat grasses, fruits, bark and flowers. There are more than 47 species of kangaroos living today.Full Answer >
Kangaroos mate by the male inserting its penis into the female's vaginal canals and ejaculating sperm. Kangaroos have two reproductive tracts, which lead into two separate wombs. The two vaginas are partially fused at the base, and both accept sperm during mating.Full Answer >