Twin Bilby Joeys Emerge at Taronga Zoo

Two bilby joeys were born at the Taronga Zoo exhibit visited by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son, Prince George, in April.
Taronga Zoo
Two bilby joeys were born at the Taronga Zoo exhibit visited by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son, Prince George, in April.

Two bilby joeys were born 10 weeks ago at Australia’s Taronga Zoo but have just started to explore outside their underground nest with their mom, Yajala. They’re the first bilbies to be born at the zoo. Their exhibit is named after young Prince George, who visited their parents along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in April. “I’d like to think there was a little royal magic at work in the birth of these joeys,” said keeper Paul Davies. “You could say the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought us good luck, as it’s after their visit that we’ve been able to breed bilbies for the very first time.” The staff hasn’t yet been able to determine the gender of the joeys, who still spend a lot of their time underground. — See photos at Zooborns

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