VIDEO OF THE DAY: Brevard Zoo Keepers Care For 5-Month Old Baby Kangaroo
By Space Coast Daily // February 8, 2017
kangaroo is about the size of a small house cat
ABOVE VIDEO: To simulate the moisture found in a mother kangaroo’s pouch, Brevard Zoo keepers coat the joey’s body with a waxy substance called lanolin. We’ll do this several times a day until all of her fur has grown in.
(WESH 2) — An abandoned baby kangaroo has a new set of human parents at the Brevard Zoo.
She’s just five months old, and looks ever-so-helpless, shivering when she’s out of her pouch.
Baby kangaroos usually don’t emerge until they’re six or seven months old, zoo staffers said.
“They’re really not used to being out of the pouch, so this isn’t as comfortable for her to come out. But we do just like to get a weight on her every day,” said zoological manager Lauren Hinson while transferring the kangaroo to a scale.
The young kangaroo is about the size of a small house cat and will grow to weigh about 60 pounds as an adult.
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