Chehaw is excited to announce that two new baby kangaroos are now out of their mother’s pouches. One baby was born to Durry Jr., and is her first successful birth. The other was born to Arniebounce Pants and makes this her second successful birth. The joeys can be seen wrestling and sparring with the rest of the kangaroo mob and seven emu in the Australian exhibit.
Chehaw’s baby kangaroos, called joeys, are approximately nine months old. A joey is roughly the size of a lima bean at birth. It will then spend the next six months inside the mother kangaroo’s pouch growing and developing. At six months of age, the joey is sufficiently large and developed enough to make its emergence out of the pouch after sticking its head out for a few weeks until it eventually feels safe enough to fully emerge. From then on, it spends increasing time in the outside world and eventually, at about nine months old, it leaves the pouch for the last time. The joeys will continue to nurse for up to a year.
For more information call 229.430.5275. Chehaw is located at 105 Chehaw Park Rd. in Albany, Georgia.