Little Quokkas Rule the Roost with the Newcomers
Tuesday 9th March 2010
Little Quokkas Rule the Roost with the Newcomers

Two kangaroo joeys are learning the ropes at Education’s encounter yard where school children can learn about our native animals. Maliya and Opal are Eastern Grey Kangaroo joeys and although they arrived at the Zoo separately to be hand-raised, they’ve become like sisters. Wherever one hops the other one follows!

They’re both about the same age, almost 10 months, and they’ve recently made the transition from the joey yard to the larger grassed area. Cobar, another Eastern Grey and ‘elder’ to yard, is curious about the youngsters, but it’s the Quokkas, tiny wallabies from Rottnest Isalnd in Western Australia, that are letting them know who’s the boss – even though they’re just third of the joeys’ size!