Here's How You Can Walk With Kangaroos and Wallabies This Summer

 

If you’re a fan of kangaroos, wallabies or animals in general, this may interest you!

The Toronto Zoo has re-opened its Kangaroo Walk-Thru, giving guests a chance to get close to kangaroos and wallabies.

The Kangaroo Walk-Thru is a trail through the enclosure featuring Western Grey Kangaroos, Swamp Wallabies, and Bennett’s Wallabies. 

Guests can watch the natural behaviours of the animals including:

  • Grooming
  • Hopping
  • Walking
  • Grazing
  • Browsing
  • Sleeping

There’s also a small chance some guests will see the newest addition to the kangaroo’s troop, a newborn joey! You might be able to see him poking out of his mom Tori’s pouch.

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Eye spy with my little eye Can you spot the joey? Tori, our 8-year-old Western grey kangaroo, has been observed with a joey in her pouch. This makes both Tori and father Simon first-time parents. Once born, joeys stay hidden for approximately three months and will not leave the pouch for approximately six months, then will venture out for short periods of time but will return for rest and food. After another two months, the joey will stay outside the pouch, but continue to nurse for up to 18 months. Keepers first observed Tori with a joey on April 13th, 2019. He/she first popped its head out on Saturday June 29th, meaning the little joey may not venture out of the pouch for another few months. Stop by our Kangaroo Walk-Thru and you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Tori and her joey on your next visit to the Zoo. #BabyRoo

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The Kangaroo Walk-Thru has been closed since 2013 when it was closed due to the Giant Panda Experience opening. The Toronto Zoo says guests should be quiet and stay on the pathway, as some animals are shy as the Walk-Thru has been closed for some time and they are not used to people. 

The Kangaroo Walk-Thru is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily and is including with the regular admission price.

Photo courtesy of the Toronto Zoo’s Instagram

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