Golden-mantled Tree Kangaroo
As the name suggests, the Tree Kangaroo is a tight relative of the beloved Kangaroo and Wallaby. The Tree Kangaroo is found in Papua New Guinea, and lives an arboreal lifestyle on the trees of the rainforests. It’s an amazing animal that can jump down from 10 meter long trees, as well as easily jumping up onto trees by using its strong hind legs and tail. You’d think that this adorable animal would be protected from humans, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. The Golden mantled Tree Kangaroo is being continuously hunted for human consumption, and its habitat? Well it’s not surprising that humans destroy its habitat for the conversion of forests to cultivated land. The estimate population of the Tree Kangaroo is unknown, and that’s not a good sign. While we’ve only reached the second animal on the list, you can probably imagine how heart broken you’d be by the end of it.