Our regular Blog-followers will know of ‘Henry Cooper’ our orphaned Bennett’s Wallaby Joey – named after the late, great, boxing legend (because of his fighting spirit!).
Henry Cooper is now approximately five months old. He’s doing fine – still being hand-reared by the Animal Care Team and spending most of his time in his Keeper-made-backpack-pouch. He spends a lot of time asleep, in between hopping around on the grass and feeding. Henry’s not the largest of Joeys (that’s a polite way of saying he’s very tiny), but he is, as they say, beautifully proportioned!
We took Henry into Wallaby Walkabout this morning to let him re-meet some of his Wallaby friends and relatives. He acted quite nonchalantly, almost ignoring the bigger Wallabies completely – much more interested in getting back in his ‘pouch’ for a nap! I did however snap a couple of images to capture the moment!