Special | A Life Among the Clouds: A NATURE Short Film - Studying Tree Kangaroos

Studying the elusive tree kangaroos of Papua New Guinea can be quite challenging. Conservation Scientist Lisa Dabek shares some of the creative ways she is able to track these fascinating animals.

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Tree kangaroos are elusive and make their homes high up in the dense moss covered canopy.

You can walk right underneath one and never know it's there.

They are perfectly camouflaged.

And you cannot actually observe their behavior directly, which is, as an animal behaviorists, is very frustrating.

But we can figure out different ways.

We've used this 'Critter-cam' method of having them videotape themselves so we can look at their feeding behavior.

We use radio collars to study their home range.

So there's a variety of ways to get into the life of a tree kangaroo you