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Animal pictures of the week: 7 August 2015

A baby brush-tailed rock-wallaby pokes its head out of its mother's pouch at Taronga Zoo in Sydney as part of a successful breeding program for endangered species.


Endangered Species: Bridled Nail-tailed Wallaby of Australia was thought to be extinct until 1973 when a small population was found. Conservation efforts were put into place, but the species is still endangered. There are only about 500 in the world.


A fairly solitary animal, the KANGAROO is the largest of the marsupials native to Australia. There are three main species of kangaroo in existence today: the red kangaroo, the Eastern grey kangaroo, and the western grey kangaroo. The national animal and emblem of Australia, they are well-known for their ability to jump phenomenal distances and for the deep pouch in which to carry their young, called a joey.

from Mail Online

Meet Nupela, the cheeky baby tree kangaroo who left her mum's pouch

Nupela, the baby tree kangaroo, born at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia. Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroos are native to Papua New Guinea, where they are endangered.