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Saint Louis Zoo kangaroos emerge

2:51 PM, Aug 30, 2012   |    comments
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  • Red Kangaroo (By Robin Winkelman of the Saint Louis Zoo)
  • Tree kangaroo (By Robin Winkelman of the Saint Louis Zoo)
  • Tree kangaroo (By Robin Winkelman of the Saint Louis Zoo)
    

St. Louis (KSDK) -- Two Saint Louis Zoo kangaroos are on display.

A Matschie's tree kangaroo emerged from her mother's pouch at the Emerson Children's Zoo and a baby red kangaroo can be seen at Red Rocks.

Bexley the Matschie's tree kangaroo was born the size of a lima bean seven months ago.  He immediately moved into his mother's pouch to be nurtured and developed and has since grown to be the size of a small cat.

At about 10 months old, he will officially move out of the pouch, but will continue to nurse until he is at least 16 months old.

A red kangaroo joey with an estimated birth date of January 14, 2012, was first spotted sticking his/her head out of mother Conundrum's pouch in June, and is now coming and going from the pouch quite regularly.

Zoo staff have not yet determined the joey's gender.

Like Bexley, the red kangaroo joey was born the size of a lima bean.

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