An Endangered Tree Kangaroo Was Born At The San Antonio Zoo. Check Out The Unique Markings On Their Paws!Ashley Maisano
This baby Matschieâ€™s tree kangaroo, who was born in August, is finally starting to come out of her motherâ€™s pouch and explore the world around her. The birth of this kangaroo is a special one and extremely important to conservation efforts. The reason for this is because this is an endangered type of kangaroo with fewer than 2,500 left in the wild.
Watch her poke her adorable little face out of her motherâ€™s pouch and start to make her way out of it. She doesnâ€™t stay out for too long before going right back into her mamaâ€™s pouch. According to National Geographic, tree kangaroos remain in the pouch for about ten months. The mother will clean her pouch and groom the infant often during this phase. Once the infant initially leaves the pouch, like in this video, it will continue to return to it to nurse.