POUCH POTATOES ARE DOING JUST FINE
THESE four red-necked wallabies spend most of their days hanging out, but they didn’t always have it so easy.
Orphans Rubin, Rosie, Remy and Ruby came into Queensland Koala Society founder Angela Christodoulou’s care after their mothers died in car crashes. Ms Christodoulou said the little wallabies – aged between seven and eight months – would stay with her until they were about 10 months old before they would move to another facility, but until then the marsupials were a fulltime job.
“They’re still on bottle feeds about four times a day and they’re being introduced to grasses and grains and things like that,” she said.
“They spend most of their time in the pouch and they have a lot of outside time, grazing and eating dirt and socialising with each other.”
The Chandler wildlife carer said: “They’re recognisable, they have got identifying marks on them. There’s two really sweet ones and then there’s a really active little wallaby.”
Ms Christodoulou has cared for eastern grey kangaroos, koalas, sugar gliders and squirrel gliders. “We bought a property in July to focus on rehabilitating more animals and having larger grounds for them.”