VIDEO: Baby tree kangaroo fostered by rock wallaby

This baby tree kangaroo’s fate was turned around when his carers at Adelaide Zoo tried fostering him with another species
By John Pickrell June 19, 2015 Reading Time: < 1 Print this page

IT’S IMPOSSIBLE not to love Makaia, the unlikely baby tree roo survivor at Adelaide Zoo who was fostered by a rock-wallaby after him own mother was killed by a falling branch in November last year. For several decades Zoos South Australia, which includes Adelaide Zoo, has pioneered a clever conservation breeding method called cross-fostering.

Read the full story in #127 (July/Aug) of the Australian Geographic journal. 

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