March 29, 2012

Baby wallaby a pouch potato at Woodland Park Zoo

Associated Press
 
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In a photo provided Wednesday by the Woodland Park Zoo, a 5-month-old wallaby joey at the zoo peeks out of its mother’s pouch. The joey is the first infant wallaby born at the zoo. It weighs just over a pound and should start hopping around on its own this summer, although it will return to the pouch for feeding.
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SEATTLE — A 5-month-old baby wallaby has started peeking out of its mother’s pouch at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

The zoo says it’s the first infant wallaby — known as a joey — born at the zoo.

It weighs just over a pound and should start hopping around on its own this summer, although it will return to the pouch for feeding.

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