Franklin Park Zoo welcomes baby red kangaroo
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BOSTON (WHDH) -- The Franklin Park Zoo announced the birth of a red kangaroo on Thursday.
The joey is approximately six months old and started to poke its head out of its mother’s pouch earlier this month. The joey’s gender is not yet known.
“As with any new birth, the staff is keeping a watchful eye on the mother and baby, but the joey seems to be doing really well,” said John Linehan, Zoo New England President and CEO, who added, “It’s so special to see a mother kangaroo hopping around with a joey in her pouch. We’re thrilled that our guests are able to observe such an incredible sight and to watch this baby grow up as they have with its older sister.”
The joey is now on exhibit at the zoo.
Photo credit: Sarah Woodruff of Zoo New England.