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03/14/2014 04:16 am ET Updated Mar 14, 2014

Baby Tree Kangaroo Debuts At Sydney's Taronga Zoo (VIDEO)

Meet the newest star of the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia: A baby tree kangaroo so young she doesn't even have a name yet.

She's the first Goodfellow's tree kangaroo born in the zoo in more than 20 years, and a success story for a global breeding program trying to ensure the survival of this endangered species.

The mother, Qwikilas, was brought in from the Belfast Zoo in January 2013 to breed with Parum, the resident male tree kangaroo at Taronga, the Australian Broadcasting Company reports.

The baby was born in September, but is only just starting to poke her head out of her mother's pouch, according to Australian Geographic.

The zoo plans to hold a naming contest for the new arrival.

Tree kangaroos, as the name implies, are related to kangaroos, but live in trees, World Wide Fund for Nature says.

The Goodfellow's tree kangaroo, which is native to Papua New Guinea, is listed as endangered by the IUCN Red List, with its population cut by at least 50 percent over the past 30 years.

"The species is highly threatened by hunting for food and is traded internally for cultural reasons by local people, and additionally by habitat loss through local deforestation for wood and timber, and by shifting cultivation and coffee plantations and rice (dryland) and wheat," IUCN says.

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