The Daily Beast - March 19, 2012
REUTERS/Franklin Park Zoo/Handout
A joey, which is approximately six months old, pokes its head out of its mother’s pouch at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, Massachusetts. Kangaroo babies are born after a very short 30 to 35 day gestation period, and are about the size of a jelly bean. Joeys begin to emerge from the pouch for short periods at around 190 days. They will feed from the mother for up to a year, but at about eight months will start to try solid food. The joey, whose gender is not yet known, was born to mother Skippy, aged 6, and father Binowee (an Aboriginal word meaning “green place”), aged 4.
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