Tag archives for Papua New Guinea
A new gecko species has been found in Papua New Guinea. This black and gold striped gecko is called Nactus kunan, from the word, kunan, which means “bumblebee” in the local Nali language. Scientists think that this lizard’s coloration helps it stay hidden on the rain forest floor.
Photograph courtesy Robert Fisher, USGS
Matschies tree kangaroos are hard to find in the remote canopy of the cloud forests of Papua New Guinea’s Huon peninsula. By strapping a National Geographic Crittercam to these endangered animals, scientists can learn more about their diet and habitat. Watch the tree kangaroos eat, groom, and climb in this video!
Read the video transcript on National Geographic News.
Watch a video of rock wallabies on National Geographic Kids.