Tails From The Zoo

Rooby the Red Kangaroo’s Birthday December 16, 2009

Filed under: Member Notices,Uncategorized — Scott Gray @ 8:04 pm
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Staff at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg are wishing Rooby the red kangaroo a happy 1st birthday this week. The young female marsupial was found back in April 2009 after she had been unexpectedly expelled from her mother’s pouch. Joeys would not survive on their own at such a young age but zoo keepers were quick to take over the care of the 1 1/4 pound youngster.

Rooby became a surprise media star at the Assiniboine Park Zoo, originally described as looking quite “alien”. We thought it was appropriate to let you know that she is doing well and has grown considerably since spending her early days sleeping in a soft towel in a cloth bag to mimic her mother’s pouch. Rooby has matured over the past eight months and vet staff still plan on introducing her to the rest of the troop sometime in the new year.

Congratulations to Rooby on her first year and congratulations the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s keeping and vet staff for the countless hours looking after her.

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4 Responses to “Rooby the Red Kangaroo’s Birthday”

  1. Margaret Ireland Says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROOBY!!! What a remarkable Zoo team-congratulations one and all!!!

  2. Anne Hibbard Says:

    Congratulations to all the zoo staff from Australia for looking after Rooby in such an extraordinary way. Happy birthday Rooby

  3. Anne Hibbard Says:

    I am from Australia, and I would like to congratulate all the zoo staff there in Canada for looking after Rooby in such an extraordinary way. Happy Birthday Rooby

  4. Carla Says:

    Thanks for posting a little note about Rooby’s birthday,
    she is very special to me as I cared for her for 5 months this summer and fall. On her actual birthday I went to the zoo hospital and spent some time with her and made a plate of her favoite foods which are banana, apple and orange. I think she liked it! Happy Birthday Rooby!!!


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