Fine art illustration of a Huon or Matschie's Tree Kangaroo. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Huon Tree Kangaroo was completed on 9.1.2010. I can't recall where I first came across an image of a tree kangaroo, but immediately I felt a connection to this wonderful animal. As I did some research, I quickly realized there were a few different species, and I had to settle on one. At least for the first illustration. Of course, I wanted to show a mother with young, peeping out of this marsupial's distinctive pouch. I added this kangaroo to a collection of animals I find to be as amazing as anything from another planet imagined by sci-fi writers.
The Matschie's Tree Kangaroo is native to the mountain rainforests of the Huon Peninsula of the northeastern part of New Guinea. It is named for the German naturalist Paul Matschie. They feed on leaves, sap, insects, flowers and nuts. They are considered endangered, mostly due to the destruction of the trees in which they live, but some 100,000 acres of the Huon Peninsula have been set aside to help preserve these species in the wild