Animal Age

How old does a Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo reaches?

An adult Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi) usually gets as old as 21 years.

Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroos are around 37 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 200 grams (0.44 lbs) and measure 0.4 cm (0′ 1″). As a member of the Macropodidae family (genus: Dendrolagus), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 60.4 cm (2′ 0″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Goodfellow's tree-kangaroo gets as old as 21 years

Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi) also called the ornate tree-kangaroo, belongs to the family Macropodidae, which includes kangaroos, wallabies and their relatives, and the genus Dendrolagus, with eleven other species. The species is native to the rainforests of New Guinea, and the border of central Irian Jaya in Indonesia. Under the IUCN classification, the species is listed as Endangered, which is a result of overhunting and human encroachment on their habitat. It is named after British zoological collector Walter Goodfellow.

Animals of the same family as a Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Macropodidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo

With an average age of 21 years, Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo

A fully grown Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo reaches around 7.98 kg (17.59 lbs). So do these animals: