A kangaroo joey at Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, New South Wales, has been recorded for the first time popping its head out of its mother’s pouch.
According to the park, the joey is becoming more confident each day and is “curiously watching” the world go by as its mother, Ollie, eats her food and hops around the park.
This video shows the joey popping its head out of Ollie’s pouch and opening its eyes.
“It’s always exciting to hear we have a new joey in the park – especially the kangaroos! As we get further into spring, we’re expecting to see more and more joeys poking their heads out of the pouches,” Australian Reptile Park director Tim Faulkner said.
“It’s only a matter of time now before the joey makes the big leap of faith and takes its first hops,” he added. Credit: Australian Reptile Park via Storyful