Joey, a baby kangaroo, saw the light of day from an otherwise thought “male” kangaroo in a Siberian zoo. According to the Barnaul Zoo website, the birth, which was discovered on March 22, 2014, went unnoticed by zoo staff, because birth for kangaroos is a very mysterious and long process.
Joey’s mother was identified as a male at another zoo, before she arrived in Barnaul, and named Chuck. According to the zoo director, Sergey Pisarev, “His mother probably needs to be renamed”.
Joey, being about 15cm when discovered, is said to have a “lovely face and a beautiful little tail”, according to the Barnaul Zoo website. Kangaroos are about the size of a cherry when they are born, and can then spend several months in their mother’s pouch before they start venturing out.