A tiny baby kangaroo has just popped its head out of its mum’s pouch at Taronga Zoo in Sydney.
The little one, a Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo, was born in September 2017 but keepers have only just spotted its head with mother Kwikila in the trees.
The tree kangaroo is native to Papua New Guinea, and is adapted for life in the trees with special paws perfect for climbing.
Habitat destruction caused by humans means more than 50% of wild populations of tree kangaroo have been lost over the course of three generations.
“Keepers have occasionally seen a leg or tail pop out since then, but now the joey is starting to take a more active interest in the world outside the pouch.”