Wednesday, March 25, 2009

ABC Wednesdays - J for joey

This young joey was reared by caring humans after its mother was killed in road accident. About a year old now it is now living at Warrawong Sanctuary, in the Adelaide Hills.

This western grey kangaroo joey has a diet of grass and shrubs, supplemented by milk from a bottle. A joey would normally live in its mother's pouch for about 9 months, and continue to drink her milk for about another 9 months.

Click here to read more about this species and foster care of Australia's native animals.

The ABC Wednesday meme was created by Denise Nesbitt. To find out more about ABC Wednesdays and see other participants' contributions click here.

17 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a sweetheart! And what a great J for Joey for today! Love the photos! Thanks for sharing!

Babooshka said...

Oh now you've just made me go all mushy remebering Skippy. This is just too cute.

sixstars said...

Now everyone will wont one for a pet. Great animals the more you learn about them the more interesting they become.

richies said...

joeys are sooo cute.

An Arkies Musings

Carol said...

Unusual looking animal...I have never seen a kangaroo but I do agree they are cute...Also Southport Beach is beautiful...

Tumblewords: said...

They are so adorable - great photos!

Grace and Bradley said...

I visited Warrawong Sanctuary almost 20 years ago, and remember it well. Thanks for sharing the story of joey.

Ann said...

When my Mum was living in the Gold Coast, she used to visit my brother who had a house in the bush. On the way, she commented that the land would be very fertile to grow sweet corn in the bush.

My brother told her that the kangaroos would eat up her seedlings. Undetered, she went ahead and grew the sweet corn at the edge of my brother's property. She soon learnt that Kangaroos love sweet corn.

RuneE said...

That is an animal I have only seen in zoos - very fascinating.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Joey sure is a cute little fellow, fascinating animals. Nice so hear that story.

Have a great day my friend, I wish I could have joined you to your Botanical rose garden. :-)

Tyra

Brett said...

It looks so sweet.

Vita Stunder said...

This is so exotic to me! I have only seen this animals in the zoo.
Nice shots :)

My J-post is up too!
Have a great ABC! :)

spacedlaw said...

Cute little Joey!

Jay said...

How sweet! So he had to be bottle fed? He's done really well!

Tash said...

very joyful post of the junior - perfect "J" for Down under. (I've linked you in my post today.)

alicesg said...

Oooo love the joey. I first learn that the youngs of kangaroo are joey from documentary programmes on TV. I always thought they would start with K too. :) She is a cutie.

GanderLoveGoose said...

Lovely little Joey!