"Wallaroo joeys don't
generally stick their heads out of the pouch until they are around 5
months old," says Jay Tetzloff, zoo superintendent.
The wallaroo is the third-largest type of kangaroo, native to
Australia. The distinctive creatures can be identified in the
Wallaby Walkabout exhibit at the zoo.
Miller Park Zoo is one of only five institutions successfully
breeding this species. Last spring two wallaroos were born at the
zoo as well, bringing the number of births in the Miller Park Zoo
Species Survival Plan to eight in the last three years. Tetzloff,
the zoo superintendent, is the vice coordinator for the Wallaroo
Miller Park Zoo
news release received from
Bloomington Parks & Recreation]