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Kangaroo Takes First Hops at Australian Reptile Park

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: September 23, 2021 1:31 am

Kangaroo Joeys first Hops Australian Reptile Park

An eastern grey kangaroo joey is seen in its mothers pouch at the Australian Reptile Park

Photo Credit: Australian Reptile Park

An eastern grey kangaroo joey at the Australian Reptile Park, dubbed Jumping Jack has taken his first hops. The new arrivals first bounces were caught on camera by keepers at the Australian wildlife sanctuary.

In just two days the video has gone viral gathering 250,000 views on the park's social media accounts.

Jumping Jack the eastern kangaroo takes his first hops at the Australian Reptile Park

Video Credit: Australian Reptile Park

Keepers report that while the joey is small its already gaining confidence. While it has been sticking close to mother, Joy on his first adventures it is expected that Jumping Jack will venture further afield as he gets older.

Australian Reptile Park Director Tim Faulkner says “I love when we see Kangaroo joeys begin to pop their heads out of the pouch, and we’ve seen a few after the past few weeks! It’s always so exciting when they take the great big leap from Mum's pouch, is there anything cuter than the first wobbly hops of roo joey?! And Jumping Jack is certainly living up to that!”

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Visitors at the Australian Reptile Park are able to interact with and hand-feed the eastern grey kangaroo mob including Jumping Jack.

Unfortunately the park is currently closed to visitors as part of Covid-19 lockdown measures but Jumping Jack will be ready to meet visitors when they re-open.

Kangaroo Joeys first Hops Australian Reptile Park

An eastern grey kangaroo joey is seen in its mothers pouch at the Australian Reptile Park

Photo Credit: Australian Reptile Park

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

Kangaroo Joeys first Hops Australian Reptile Park

An eastern grey kangaroo joey is seen in its mothers pouch at the Australian Reptile Park

Photo Credit: Australian Reptile Park

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