VIDEO: Baby tree kangaroo fostered by rock wallaby

By John Pickrell 19 June 2015
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This baby tree kangaroo’s fate was turned around when his carers at Adelaide Zoo tried fostering him with another species

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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