Sunday, November 30, 2008
Not too many people know that tree kangaroos exist. Like many other rain forest animals, the survival of tree kangaroos is threatened by deforestation. But being unknown, means being unloved - tree kangaroos do not enjoy the attention that other "charismatic" animals such as tigers and elephants do. Thus, conservation work on these elusive creatures proves to be rather difficult at the moment. By displaying Butterfingers and her family in the walk-thru aviary of the Fragile Forest, the zoo hopes that visitors can learn more about them and come to appreciate the need to protect these animals and their rain forest habitat.