My wife and I visited the Bronx Zoo during a recent snow storm and, to our delight, we had the place to ourselves. We spent a long time watching a mama tree kangaroo busy protecting her joey snuggled safely in pouch. While the baby kangaroo didn't emerge that day, we are delighted to share these new pictures of him and his proud mom courtesy of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Check out mom's claws!
Matschie's Tree-kangaroo lives in the mountainous rainforests
at high elevations, living alone or in very small groups, usually comprising just a
mother, joey and a male. They spend most of their time in the trees and
come down occasionally to feed. Like all kangaroos, they are are quite the hoppers and can
leap up to 30 feet (9 m).
A photo of mom and another baby born earlier this year.
Photos by: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS