Brown’s Pademelon, Thylogale browni

Brown’s pademelon (Thylogale browni) is a marsupial that can be found Indonesia, West Papua, and Papua New Guinea. It prefers a habitat within arid or semi -rid forests and savannahs, as well as tropical and subtropical shrublands and grasslands. It is thought that females give birth to one pup, but there is not much information about its habits otherwise. This species is threatened by habitat loss and hunting and its population numbers are decreasing. Brown’s pademelon occurs in several protected areas and appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Vulnerable.”

Image Caption: Brown’s Pademelon. Credit: Joseph Smit/Wikipedia