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Tree Kangaroo Awareness Day

August 2, 2014

Tree kangaroo, Kiama, and her joey

On August 2, 2014, the Milwaukee County Zoo will celebrate Tree Kangaroo Awareness Day with informative keeper talks and feeding demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Additionally, we will sell an exclusive roast of Caffe Vita coffee grown in the YUS Conservation area of Papua New Guinea. This organic, fair trade, exclusive coffee helps provide income for the native people who share the Matschie’s tree kangaroo’s habitat by allowing the native people to supplement their incomes versus taking additional resources from the forest. Coffee sales, and free coffee samples (while supplies last) from 11 a.m to 1 p.m.

While you’re here, see our newest Matschie’s tree kangaroo, born December 2013 to 16-year-old mom, Kiama. This is the sixth offspring for Kiama, who at age 16 is the oldest Matschie’s tree kangaroo living in a zoo to give birth and successfully raise a joey.

All Tree Kangaroo Awareness Day events are held in the Australia building.