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September's Animal Attraction | Matschie's Tree Kangaroo

Tree Kangaroo


12-year-old A.J. (short for Almond Joy) has called the Detroit Zoo home since 2008. He is described as inquisitive and goofy by his keepers - he often makes them laugh at his behavior and creative use of enrichment items. The fact that he enjoys spending time on the ground as well as in the trees makes him an unusual tree ‘roo. His favorite foods are flowers, browse and fruit. He can often be seen rubbing his chest against objects to mark them with his scent. A.J. and female Wantok can be found in their American Grasslands habitat just south of the Arctic Cafe.

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