Credit: San Diego Zoo
A parma wallaby in the nursery at the San Diego Zoo is bottle fed by senior keeper Janet Hawes. This is one of four feedings the baby, called a joey, receives each day. Named Trinka, an aboriginal word for daytime, the tiny joey is also given time out of the pouch in a playpen in the nursery. And keepers have started giving her “sun time” in a vacant yard near the wallaby exhibit. These activities are a part of the joey’s socialization and preparing her to rejoin the other wallabies at the Zoo.