Quobba gets sec­ond chance

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - South Perth -

A BABY quokka has a sec­ond chance at life thanks to vet staff at Perth Zoo.

The or­phaned baby, named Quobba, is re­ceiv­ing round the clock care after be­ing found in the pouch of its de­ceased mother by Rot­tnest Is­land Au­thor­ity.

It is be­lieved the mother had abra­sions con­sis­tent with a bi­cy­cle in­ci­dent.

The vets gave the joey a clean bill of health, but be­cause she weighed only a few hun­dred grams she was too young to sur­vive on her own and was placed into the care of Aus­tralian Fauna Keeper Stephen Catwell.

Quobba will even­tu­ally get a per­ma­nent home at the zoo.

The baby quokka re­ceives care.

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