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Baby Wallabies Come Out For Spring At Prospect Park Zoo

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Windarra peeks out of mother Sydney’s pouch.  (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Windarra peeks out of mother Sydney’s pouch. (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – These two Brooklyn natives aren’t the typical Joey’s from the neighborhood.

Two baby yellow-footed rock wallabies have made their debut at the Prospect Park Zoo’s reopened Australian Walkabout exhibit.

The joeys, Canberra and Windarra, are living life outside the pouch with their parents and brothers after spending the long winter indoors.

A Western grey kangaroo, seven yellow-footed rock wallabies, two Cape Barren geese, and two emu are also ready to come out for spring.

“The joeys are becoming very independent and learning how to hop around on the rocks,” said Denise McClean, Director of Prospect Park Zoo.

Rock wallabies live in South Australia and New South Wales. They have the ability to jump more than twice their height.

Spring hours are now in effect at the zoo. The park will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

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