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Innovative Care Saves Endangered Tree Kangaroo at Adelaide Zoo
by ZooBorns staff
a world first for conservation, Adelaide Zoo Keepers and Veterinarians
saved the life of an orphaned Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo, named Makaia,
by utilizing a surrogate wallaby mother. It’s a technique never
attempted before with a Tree Kangaroo!
In November last year,
zookeepers arrived early one morning to make a horrible discovery.
Overnight, a falling branch had crushed the zoo’s three-year-old female Tree Kangaroo, orphaning a five-week-old joey.
Zookeepers made the decision to try and save the tiny joey. Due to the
young age of the male joey, hand rearing was not possible, which meant
the only option available was to try and ‘cross-foster’ the joey into
the pouch of a surrogate wallaby mother.
Find the rest of the amazing story, and see video: ZooBorns.com