Walla-babies Make Their Debut
April 12, 2011
The yellow-footed rock wallaby family has grown with the addition of two joeys, Canberra and Windarra. Naturally, the babies are named for cities in Australia—their native homeland. Visitors can see the wallabies at the Discovery Trail’s Australian Walkabout exhibit, where the babies are currently learning to hop around on the rocks.
Canberra and Windarra are half-siblings, born late last year to moms Adelaide and Sydney and dad Darwin. They join older brothers Melbourne and Joondalup, making for a lively family of seven.
In addition to the wallaby family, the Australian Walkabout is also home to a Western grey kangaroo, emus, and two Cape Barren geese, all ready to come out for spring. The emus have moved to an area close to the trail where visitors can get an up close view of the long-necked birds.
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