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Kangaroo Joey Takes its First Hops at Australian Reptile Park

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: January 25, 2021 10:59 am

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Tim Tam the kangaroo joey pokes her head out of her mom's pouch at the Australian Reptile Park

Photo Credit: Australian Reptile Park

Just in time for Australia Day a kangaroo joey has been caught taking her first hops at the Australian Reptile Park on the Central Coast of Australia. To recognize the true blue Australian spirit keepers have named the joey Tim Tam.

Watch as Tim Tam takes her first hops in this video from the Australian Reptile Park

With Australia Day coming up it was perfect timing for the joey to emerge from Mom's pouch and meet her keepers and visitors for the first time. The big step was no easy feat for the joey but the hard part is now over and Tim Tam can enjoy hopping around for the rest of her life.

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The small joey is capturing hearts at the Australian Reptile Park as she is still a bit wobbly on her tiny feet while she is learning to explore the park's free-range kangaroo area. Currently she doesn't tend to stray far from mom but as she gets more confident she will begin to explore more.

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Tim Tam the kangaroo joey pokes her head out of her mom's pouch at the Australian Reptile Park

Photo Credit: Australian Reptile Park

The Australian Reptile Park’s General Manager Tim Faulkner says “I love when we start to see Kangaroo joeys begin to pop out of the pouch, and we’ve seen a few others popping their heads out of pouches over the past few weeks! It’s always so exciting when they take the great big leap from Mums pouch, and what a time to do it – just in time for Australia Day!”

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Tim Tam the kangaroo joey pokes her head out of her mom's pouch at the Australian Reptile Park

Photo Credit: Australian Reptile Park

Learn more about Kangaroo Island Kangaroos here – Kangaroo Island Kangaroo Fact File | The Animal Facts


Learn more about the Australian Reptile Park on their website – Australian Reptile Park

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