Animal Weight

How much does a Tenkile weight?

It is hard to guess what a Tenkile weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Tenkile (Dendrolagus scottae) on average weights 9.98 kg (22 lbs).

The Tenkile is from the family Macropodidae (genus: Dendrolagus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 61.6 cm (2′ 1″). Usually, Tenkiles have 1 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Tenkile is 9.98 kg (22 lbs)

The tenkile (Dendrolagus scottae), also known as Scott’s tree-kangaroo, is a species of tree-kangaroo in the family Macropodidae. It is endemic to a very small area of the Torricelli Mountains of Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss and by hunting. The Tenkile is listed as endangered due to hunting and logging activities in Papua New Guinea. The Tenkile is hunted for its meat, Tenkile is the main protein source for the residents of Papua New Guinea. The population of Papua New Guinea has increased in recent years due to improvements in healthcare; therefore increasing need in Tenkile meat which means that more Tenkiles are being hunted. Additionally, Tenkiles are poached for their fur and are captured and sold as a part of the illegal pet trade. Domesticated dogs also hunt Tenkiles. Deforestation in Papua New Guinea affects all Tree-Kangaroos, however industrial logging that occurs in the Torricelli Mountain Range decreases the already small habitat of the Tenkile. The Torricelli Mountain Range faces additional deforestation due to the timber industry, and the production of coffee, rice and wheat.

Animals of the same family as a Tenkile

We found other animals of the Macropodidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Tenkile

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Dendrolagus scottae:

Animals with the same size as a Tenkile

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Tenkile:

Animals with the same litter size as a Tenkile

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Tenkile: