Md. zoo welcomes first baby wallaby

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SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury Zoo announced they have just welcomed their first baby wallaby.

Wallabies are a close cousin to the kangaroo found in Australia and surrounding islands. They’re also known as joeys.

Zoo officials say keepers noticed changes with one of the zoo’s female wallabies. Her pouch appeared to be getting larger, and at times movement was detected. Eventually, zookeepers were rewarded with the sight of a small head peeking out of mom’s pouch.

Earlier this month, zookeepers say the joey began making short appearances outside its mother’s pouch. As it grows, it will spend more time outside and will be visible to guests at the zoo.

The wallaby’s arrival comes as the zoo is working to complete the final phase of its “Discover Australia” exhibit.

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