Exciting times at Taronga Zoo with two brush-tailed rock-wallaby joeys emerging from their mother’s pouches for the first time.
The newest addition is a female joey who has peeked out from her mother Mica’s pouch, delighting Zoo guests.
Keeper Toby Britt-Lewis says, “She’s still quite shy, but we’re starting to see her little face more and more. Mica likes to find a nice spot to rest in the sun and the joey will often pop its head out to look around.”
Brush-tailed rock-wallabies are listed as an endangered species in New South Wales. Taronga’s breeding program will provide wallabies that can be reintroduced into the wild.
Zoo visitors can see the two joeys in Taronga’s Platypus Pools exhibit.