It's actually a Goodfellow's tree kangaroo, an endangered marsupial native to Papua New Guinea. This male joey, named Mian, was the size of a jellybean when it was born at Perth Zoo six months ago. The joey is a result of a global breeding program for Goodfellow's tree kangaroos. Perth Zoo hasn't seen one born in 36 years. This time, the pairing of Mian's mother, Kaluli, and father, Huli, which was based on their genetic profiles, seemed to do the trick.
Jun-24-2016, 03:00:13 GMT