Meet Paul, the oldest tree kangaroo in US
A kangaroo named Paul is the oldest tree kangaroo in the U.S., The Associated Press reported.
Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence celebrated the roo’s 23rd year, third month and fourth day in January, the AP reported. Paul is a Matschie’s tree kangaroo, a species native to Papua New Guinea that lives to about 8 years old in the wild or 14 years old in captivity.
The zoo said Paul’s the oldest male tree kangaroo it knows of, the AP reported. He walks in the footsteps of his mother, who lived to 27 at a Miami zoo.
The AP reported Paul may get his favorite treat — sweet potatoes — to celebrate.
Happy Birthday to Roo! A kangaroo named Paul becomes the oldest living tree kangaroo in the U.S. https://t.co/15JpiwQ0CN #odd
— AP Oddities (@AP_Oddities) January 27, 2018