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New Kangaroos Join the Mob at Wild Life Sydney Zoo

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: September 16, 2020 10:30 pm

kangaroos hop in Wild Life Sydney Zoo

A keeper bonds with the new kangaroos

Photo Credit: Wild Life Sydney Zoo

Four kangaroo island kangaroos have bounced in to Wild Life Sydney Zoo and are now ready to meet visitors.

The four kangaroos are known as Julie (6), Tabby (6), Nutmeg (4) and Kirby (3). All four girls share the same father. They travelled to Wild Life Sydney Zoo located in Sydney, Australia from Victoria in late August.

Since their arrival they have been settling in and getting to know resident kangaroos Dot and Dusk.

kangaroos hop in Wild Life Sydney Zoo
kangaroos hop in Wild Life Sydney Zoo

The new kangaroos at Wild Life Sydney Zoo

Photo Credit: Wild Life Sydney Zoo

“They have settled in really, really well,” Shania Kelly, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Keeper said.

“When they arrived, the sisters casually stepped out of their transport boxes and looked at the Keepers as though they just wanted some food. It was very exciting to see such a calm arrival and a really good sign that they were immediately settling into their new environment.”

Keepers report that since they arrived the group have integrated well and they all snuggle up together for bed around Dusk. One of the new arrivals Tabby is often seen eating with her new best friend Dot.

A video of the new kangaroos settling in to their home

Photo Credit: Wild Life Sydney Zoo

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Guests to Wild Life Sydney Zoo can get up close with the new arrivals in their walk-through habitat. These friendly animals welcome pats and make a great opportunity to snap a selfie for instagram.

They can also learn about this fascinating subspecies of kangaroo which have shorter, darker fur, a slower hop and are naturally very friendly.

kangaroos hop in Wild Life Sydney Zoo

A keeper bonds with the new kangaroos

Photo Credit: Wild Life Sydney Zoo

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

Learn more about Wild Life Sydney Zoo on their website – Wild Life Sydney Zoo

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