Cheyenne Mountain Zoo shares photos of wallaby Gidgee’s joey

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– The Colorado Mountain Zoo tweeted photos of red-necked wallaby Gidgee’s pouch joey this afternoon.

As part of a video update on the zoo’s spring 2021 babies, zookeeper Bruce said Gidgee has a new joey in her pouch.

“We are starting to see him poke his head out–we do know it’s a boy–and he’s been getting more and more curious about the world outside,” Bruce said.

Wallabies as a species are generally smaller with darker paws and nose and mouth areas. Their diet typically consists of vegetables, greens and various herbs.

Wallaby joeys develop in a record-breaking twenty-nine days, living in their mother’s pouch until they have developed their front forelimbs enough to pop their heads out of the pouch.

To stay up to date on all of the animals at the zoo, visit the website.

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