Join us for World Tree Kangaroo Day!

April 24, 2024

World Tree Kangaroo Day is Tues., May 21, and we have an exciting day of activities planned in Australia Walkabout to help raise awareness for tree kangaroo conservation.

Only about 2,500 Matschie’s tree kangaroos remain in the wild in their only known habitat: The Huon Peninsula of northeastern Papua New Guinea. Threatened by logging and mining exploration, the marsupial arboreal species is considered endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

At CMZoo, we support the Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo Species Survival Plan (SSP) by providing a home and care for tree kangaroos that don’t have current breeding recommendations, like Som. While Som receives quality care, she’s also contributing to the conservation of her species by inspiring and educating guests.

Check out some of the fun activities we have planned for World Tree Kangaroo Day!

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – join us for family activities in Scutes Family Gallery:
    – Coloring pages
    – Paper masks
    – Button making
    – Simulated pouch peek activity (find an imitation tree kangaroo joey in a pouch replica)
    – “Walk like a tree kangaroo” activity
  • 11 a.m. – keeper talk at the Matschie’s tree kangaroo exhibit in Australia Walkabout.
  • 1 p.m. – puppet show in Safari Cabin (near the entrance to the Sky Ride).

This event and all activities are included in the price of your daytime admission to CMZoo.
Please note: advance tickets to the Zoo are required for members and the general public, and some days may sell out. Get tickets at

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