In Boston, fall means RED: Red Sox, red leaves – and now, we’re adding to that red roster with the birth of a red kangaroo, and the exhibit debut of our red panda cub at #FPZoo!
The kangaroo joey is named Mookie, after @redsox right-fielder @mookiebetts. Mookie was first spotted peeking out of mom’s pouch on October 12, just as the Sox were about to enter into the ALCS.
Over in Nature’s Neighborhoods, say hello to adorable red panda cub Priya (meaning “favorite; beloved; nice; darling”), who can be seen on exhibit Fridays - Sundays!
Learn more about these new additions at zoonewengland.org/zoo-news
Meet sweet Bethany 💖 it's important at this age to start spending some time outside the pouch exploring, foraging, digging and socialising, as well as to safely develop the muscles and tendons in her legs. Her nose is covered in dirt as she's eating dirt, a very important part of their diet, crucial to maintaining healthy gut flora; it's their natural probiotic. She has been in care for several months already but will remain a pouch baby for at least another 8-12 months before she's old enough for soft release. She will be gradually spending less and less time in a pouch, more and more time outside with others of a similar age and ideally the same species (red kangaroo) to start forming their mob. #joey#kangaroos#redkangaroo#wildlife#wildliferehabilitation#kalgoorlie#Macrotopia#goldfieldsnativeanimalcare
Red Kangaroo Joey wildlife rescue this morning.
Mum had been hit and left in the middle of the road. I pulled over to remove her from the road and check the pouch, and discovered a very young joey.
I took it with me to Erldunda and contacted the @thekangaroosanctuary who were very helpful. Once at Erldunda a lovely police officer took the Joey back to Wildcare in Alice Springs, so it looks like it’ll be ok.
Sad story but happy outcome for the little bugger.
PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR WILDLIFE!!!