Amazing time lapse footage taken over a five-month period shows a tiny wallaby joey the size of a jelly bean growing in its mum’s pouch.
Staff at Symbio Wildlife Park in Southern Sydney, Australia, captured the amazing sequence of images of new wallaby Rocky.
Zookeeper Tami Wilson was on hand to film the original, and extremely rare footage of the tiny, jelly-bean sized joey being born, and has since documented every one of Rocky’s growth milestones inside the pouch.
Wallabies, like their kangaroo cousins, are marsupials which are mammals who give birth to young which are not fully developed, and are carried and suckled in a pouch throughout the rest of their development.
When first born, they are the size of a jelly bean and look nothing like one of Australia’s most iconic animals.
But by around seven months of age, they are ready to emerge from the comfort of their mother’s pouch and start to explore the world around them.