October 23, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska zookeepers are seeing double and
they're thrilled about it, with the birth of twins to a rare
species of tree kangaroo.
Twin joeys were born last month at the Lincoln Children's Zoo to
Matschie's tree kangaroos Milla and her mate Noru. They were found
in Milla's pouch last month, and count as two of the four
documented Matschie's tree kangaroo births last year.
Kansas City Zoo zookeeper Jacque Blessington says only about 50
of the animals exist in North America. In the wild, they live in
the rain forest in northeastern Papua New Guinea.
She says the babies were likely the size of a lima bean at
They are expected to begin poking out their heads or feet as
early as May.