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Cute albino wallaby baby will have guests bouncing in excitement as zoo opens after lockdown

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A rare albino wallaby baby has put a spring in the step of zookeepers ahead of the park’s reopening on Monday.

Staff at Yorkshire Wildlife Park expect guests will be jumping with joy at sight of the adorable marsupial.

With the easing of lockdown, guests will be able to see the animals at the zoo for the first time in months.

The joey spends most of its time in its mother's pouch
Image: The joey spends most of its time in its mother’s pouch

The albino joey was born at some point over the closure of the park, and is thought to be the first of its type at the location.

Visitors will have to be eagle-eyed to see how the baby is doing however, as young marsupials spend a lot of time in their mother’s pouch.

Because of this, the sex of the joey is not known, and neither is its exact date of birth.

Chief executive of the park, John Minion, said that social distancing should not be an issue at the 175 acre location, with its 5km of paths.

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As well as the white joey, visitors to Yorkshire Wildlife Park will be treated to a new exhibit based on the wildlife of a disappearing forest in South America.

Instead of the Amazon, the new Atlantic Forest display features newly arrived lowland tapirs, maned wolves and a pack of bush dogs.

The Atlantic Forest covers the southern coastal areas of Brazil, and stretches inland to north-eastern Argentina and eastern Paraguay.

Only 7% of the original forest remains.

“We are delighted how the new animals are settling in,” said animal manager Rick Newton.

It is not known if the joey is male or female
Image: It is not known if the joey is male or female
It is thought to be the first albino wallaby at the park
Image: It is thought to be the first albino wallaby at the park

“It is fascinating to have three very different species as part of the new reserve, and I am sure that visitors will be excited to see them.

“The bush dogs are particularly active and inquisitive, I am sure they will become big favourites here.”

The Daily Climate Show will launch on 7 April

Sky News has launched the first daily prime time news show dedicated to climate change.

Hosted by Anna Jones, The Daily Climate Show will follow Sky News correspondents as they investigate how global warming is changing our landscape and how we all live our lives.

First airing today, Wednesday 7 April, the show will also highlight solutions to the crisis and show how small changes can make a big difference.

The Daily Climate Show will air on Sky News at 6.30pm and 9.30pm Monday to Friday.

 Sky News

© Sky News 2021

Written by: Rother Radio News


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