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Quokka joey peeks out of pouch at Adelaide Zoo for school holidays



 Visitors to Adelaide Zoo will have one more animal to see over the school holidays as a little Quokka joey has been spotted sticking his head out from mum Poppy’s pouch.

“It’s around five months old that Quokka joeys can be regularly seen poking their heads out from a mum’s pouch,” said Michelle Birkett, Senior Keeper Presenter Nature Theatre, AZ Presentations and Kids Zoo. “We use foot measurements to determine age and sure enough we believe this little one is give or take five months old.”

“As you can see, he has started to investigate other foods as well as milk. The older he gets the more adventurous he’ll get both with taste but also with exploring. At around six months old he’ll take his next big bounce by…

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