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"Hoppy" to announce that a little joey is the newest member of the kangaroo mob on the Outback Trail!

"Hoppy" to announce that a little joey is the newest member of the kangaroo mob on the Outback Trail! The joey is estimated to be about 7 months old, and has now been regularly spotted peeking out of mom Skippy’s pouch. Zookeepers think it will be a few more weeks before the little joey leaves the pouch to begin exploring on its own.

Kangaroo babies are born after a very short 30 to 35 day gestation and are about the size of a jelly bean. Joeys typically begin to emerge from the pouch for short periods at around 190 days. They will feed from the mother for up to a year, but at about eight months will start to try solid food.

Kangaroos can reach speeds of more than 30 mph but usually travel at under 15 mph. They are common and found all over Australia, even in the driest parts. Learn more about kangaroos.