Zoo Bottle Feeds Orphaned Wallaroo Joey

A 5-month-old orphaned wallroo is being bottle fed and kept in a makeshift pouch at the Oakland Zoo.
A 5-month-old orphaned wallroo is being bottle fed and kept in a makeshift pouch at the Oakland Zoo.


Keepers at the Oakland Zoo are caring for a 5-month-old wallaroo around the clock after his 3-year-old mom died of an infection earlier this month. The joey, who hasn’t yet been named, is bottle fed seven times a day with a special formula made in Australia called wombaroo. The baby is being kept in a makeshift pouch and he gets daily physical exams. They hope to have him leave his artificial pouch and join the rest of the zoo’s wallaroos in about three months, when he’ll be at the age that wallroos typically leave their mom’s pouch. — Read it at California’s Mercury News

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