2008-02-07 / Other News

New 'Roo At The Zoo

Suzanne Bolduc©WCS
Suzanne Bolduc©WCS Officials from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo last week announced the arrival of an adorable baby kangaroo! Zoo-goers can delight in seeing the baby 'roo - also known as a "joey" - peeking out from within mom Christy's pouch. Right now, the yet unnamed baby will pop out of mom's pouch every so often, and ever so briefly! Zookeepers discovered Christy was expecting in November, but at least a month passes before a western gray kangaroo starts to emerge from its mother's pouch. This is Christy's second baby, and Zookeepers say her maternal instincts couldn't be stronger.

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