Meet the Saint Louis Zoo's new little pride and joeys!
Two baby faces have emerged from within pouches this summer – a Matschie's tree kangaroo in Emerson Children's Zoo, and a red kangaroo in Red Rocks. A red kangaroo joey with an estimated birth date of January 14, 2012, was first spotted sticking his/her head out of mother Conundrum's pouch in June, and is now coming and going from the pouch quite regularly. Zoo staff have not yet determined the joey's gender. Red kangaroos are the largest marsupials. They live in mobs on the plains of Australia, where they dine on grasses and leaves. Reddish-brown males and smaller grey females can cover a distance of 25 feet in one leap, often traveling as fast as 30 mph. (Robin Winkelman/Saint Louis Zoo)