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Camera trap images of tenkiles. Image courtesy of the Tenkile Conservation Alliance.
October 10, 2019

The tenkile, or Scott’s tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus scottae), doesn’t bounce exactly — more of an awkward hop — but the animal is climbing its way back from the edge of extinction in Papua New Guinea. In 1996 researchers estimated that there were as few as 100 tenkiles left in the wild, making them one of the most threatened mammals in the world, classified as critically endangered by the IUCN. But recent research from the Tenkile Conservation Alliance (TCA) has found that the animal has moved into areas it hasn’t been seen in since the 1960s.

 

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