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Once they’re ready to leave their surrogates’ makeshift pouches, two orphaned swamp wallaby joeys who were rescued from the roadside in Australia could become best buddies. The two females, Khaleesi and Alkira, were briefly introduced this week by their surrogates at the Taronga Zoo, Jodie Carr and Matt Dea. We told you about Alkira and her surrogate dad last month, and Khaleesi arrived at the zoo about two weeks later. Both were found in their moms’ pouches after their moms were fatally struck by cars. Khaleesi is being hand-raised by Carr, who’s a carnivore keeper. “All the carnivore keepers have just melted over her,” Carr said. “They bring in native flowers, leaves and grass for her each day and she gets plenty of love and attention around the office.” As the babies become more independent, they could be put in a nursery together where they can socialize and play during the day, Carr said. — See more photos at Buzzfeed
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