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Weekend Traffic

Due to the Great Inflatable Race in Swope Park, the Meyer entrance to the Zoo will be closed on Saturday April 20. Please use the 63rd Street or Elmwood entrance.

Matschie Tree Kangaroo

KC Zoo Matchies tree kangaroo


Endangered, the Matchie’s tree kangaroo aka the Huon tree kangaroo is a tree dwelling marsupial native to the island of New Guinea. Totally folivorous (meaning leaf eating) these medium sized kangaroos spend most of their lives in the treetops. You can find our tree kangaroos in the Australian section of the Zoo inside the free roaming kangaroo exhibit.