Hello! I’m Widodo!

I’m the tree kangaroo who broke with convention and decided to go snorkeling. (Click on the image to see me with some of my mates – I’m the one on the far left). Snorkeling isn’t as simple as it looks, and I have to thank my good sea turtle friend Matius for putting the idea in my head in the first instance. But in any case, I ended up with a story so dazzlingly edge-of-your branch exciting, that I felt it only proper to share it with the world.

And so I have – with a little help from Mr Author of course, who, using computers and micro-chip technology and internets (it all sounds very complicated), has built this website to share my tale with you. And a lot more besides. I keep him fairly busy with my many ideas, and you will see quite a few of them here. (Some are Mr Author’s ideas. ‘You must Tweet, Widodo!’ said he, one morning. ‘Birds-of-paradise tweet?’ I asked. ‘No tree kangaroo tweet!’ he replied, bewilderingly. But once he explained it more fully, I became convinced.)

So enjoy! Play and have fun and learn a thing or two about life in the cloud forest. And do send me heaps of comments. I look forward to hearing from you.

Love Widodo


Watch Mr Author morph into me!

Just click on his face and wait for the dramatic improvement.

How can help preserve tree kangaroos? (A noble cause, if ever there was)

Click the image to find out

Dear reader,
I’d love to know what your favourite wild animal is.
(Even if it’s a dugong!)

Click the image to let me know

I’m the most well-connected marsupial in the cloud forest, thanks to those little blue Twitter birds

Click the image to learn more

Help me choose my latest pair of flippers. It isn’t as easy as you’d think!

Click the image to start

Mr Author gets as close as a human can to Salsa and Param – Taronga’s two beautiful tree kangaroos.
(With special thanks to Nikki and Sam)
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Got a question for me?

Why not take part in my first ever video interview?

Click me to get in touch


Now you can go anywhere looking just like me!

Click me to make your own very fashionable Widodo mask

This was me not so long ago – my picture frame was empty.

Now, with a bit of help from Mr Author, some of my clever readers completed some beautiful pictures for me to hang.









Here they are hanging in my tree.

What a wonderful effort!

Click the picture to see them better. Or go here, where they’re even BIGGER!!

It’s looking far prettier now but I can always have another artwork. Help me fill up my tree.

Click here to learn how.



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