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Come to the TKMG general meeting on Thursday, April 5th to be held at 7:30 pm at the Malanda Hotel to hear a presentation by wildlife veterinarian and PhD candidate, Amy Shima on: “Mortality survey of Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus lumholtzi): What the dead told us.” Results from a multi-year mortality survey will be presented along with some conclusions about ‘black spot’ areas for tree-kangaroo road deaths and suggestions about what can be done to mitigate road mortality of tree-kangaroos. Findings from analysis of road-kills about distribution, demographics, road features associated with road kills and general health condition of road-killed animals will be discussed. Other causes of death in wild tree-kangaroos (predators, disease) will also be discussed, particularly emphasizing what we can learn from the dead that can help us protect the living.