ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Two baby faces have emerge from their mother’s pouches this summer at the St. Louis Zoo; a tree kangaroo and a red kangaroo.
Seven months ago, Bexley, the Matschie’s tree kangaroo, was born and was the size of a lima bean. He immediately moved into his mother’s pouch to be nurtured and develop. He has since grown to the size of a small cat and has recently started poking his head out of his mother’s pouch. He’s also been known to make his way all the way out of the pouch to snag food.
At 10 months, Bexley will move out of his mother’s pouch for good, but will continue to nurse until he is at least 16 months old. Bexley can be seen in the Emerson Children's Zoo area.
Also making an appearance is a red kangaroo joey who’s estimated birth date was January 14th this year. He was first spotted sticking his head out of his mother Conundrum’s pouch in June and is now coming and going from the pouch regulary.
Zoo staff have not yet determined the joey’s gender and it has not yet been named. You can see the little one in the Red Rocks area of the zoo.