Watch as the Brookfield Zoo’s baby kangaroos leaves their mothers’ pouches.
Two kangaroo youngsters (called joeys) born at Brookfield Zoo are now exploring their outdoor habitat at the Australia House exhibit. The joeys, born on February 20 and March 13 of last year to moms Daisy, 7½, and Sheila, 11, have been spending more time out of their mothers’ pouches.
The 10- and 11-month-old joeys began hopping around and exploring their new surroundings this past November and just this month, respectively. As they grow, they obviously will be too big to fit in the pouches but will still stick their heads in to nurse until about 18 months of age.