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Baby wildlife boom at Moonlit Sanctuary

By Mikaela Fowler

At Moonlit Wildlife Sanctuary many of the new kangaroo and wallaby joeys are beginning to pop their heads out of their mother’s pouches to see the outside world.

Unfortunately we can’t visit the Sanctuary to enjoy their cuteness, but we can learn a little about their early life from the experts.

According to our friends at the Sanctuary, just because a joey has poked its head out, doesn’t mean it’s ready to fully emerge. At around six months the joey will make short trips out of its mother’s pouch to explore and gain strength, testing its independence but always staying very close to mum.

By 8-10 months the joey is becoming more self-sufficient and will spend most of its time out of the pouch, exploring it’s environment and grazing on grass. Though out of the pouch, joeys will still occasionally suckle milk for up to a 12-18 months before being completely independent.  Female kangaroos are very impressive mothers and can support three joeys simultaneously. They can support one outside of the pouch but still suckling milk, one in the pouch attached to a teat, and still have an embryo developing in the womb. During this time, she can produce two unique types of milk to fit the nutritional requirements of each joey.

Follow special wildlife updates from Moonlit Sanctuary HERE

Source: www.discoverfrankston.com

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