Tasmanian Devil Joeys Becoming Explorers
Wednesday 23rd September 2009
Tasmanian Devil Joeys Becoming Explorers

The Tasmanian Devil joeys at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are becoming more independent as each day passes.  All four joeys are still tending to be more nocturnal, only coming out from hiding in the late afternoon.  The joeys are very curious characters and are starting to explore their area at night on their own.  Mum seems pretty happy to watch them from a safe distance letting them get into all kinds of mischief.

At around about six months old the joeys are also starting to eat solid food on their own.  Keepers are providing pieces of meat for mum as well as the young ones.  The joeys will remain with mum for the next few months before they become fully independent.