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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. Seven months ago, Bexley the Matschie’s tree kangaroo was born the size of a lima bean. He immediately moved into his mother’s pouch to be nurtured and developed and has since grown to be the size of a small cat. Visitors who are patient may see Bexley climbing all the way out of the pouch, reaching for his mom’s food and beginning to explore his world. At about 10 months old, he will officially move out of the pouch, but will continue to nurse until he is at least 16 months old. (Robin Winkelman/Saint Louis Zoo)