Local News
6:28 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Albuquerque Zoo Has Three New Joeys

The Albuquerque zoo has three new red kangaroo babies, or joeys, on display.

Two joeys are still in their mothers' pouches, but can be seen poking their heads out. And zoo officials say the larger joey, which is about six weeks older than the other two, likes to hop around in the mornings and explore.

Visitors will be able to see the joeys hop in and out of their mom's pouches for about eight months before they get too big.

The joeys join four female kangaroos and three males in the zoo's kangaroo year. They belong to Fiona, Adelaide and Binyarra, and all were sired by Lance, the largest male. Zoo officials say it's typical for only one male to mate with all the females in a mob of kangaroos.