|Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo (modified)|
Our 8-month-old wallaby joey, Dargo, now fully leaves his mother’s pouch to explore around his Australasia exhibit, which he shares with other wallabies, wallaroos and emu. That’s right on cue, as this is around the age that wallaby joeys start to be weaned and gain complete independence.
Photo set by Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo
As you can see from this great set of photos of Dargo ducking in and out of his mom’s pouch (taken last month), that independence means a significant break for mom Kiley, who has pulled triple duty as shelter, blanket and cafeteria for all these months!