Cincinnati Zoo’s wallaby Joey, who recently came out of his mother’s pouch, is a boy

This week, Cincinnati Zoo’s new wallaby, Joey, came out of his mother’s pouch for the first time. On Friday the zoo announced that the Joey is a boy. The Cincinnati Zoo is also including suggested names in the comments on its Facebook post. The arrival of the Joey was a bit of a surprise. The Cincinnati Zoo announced in mid-March that its wallaby Ava, who gave birth to their Joey Pocket, grew another Joey in her pouch last year. Zoo officials said Ava hasn’t bred since Pocket popped out of her pouch last year. So how could she possibly have another Joey in her pouch? According to the Cincinnati Zoo, Ava was pregnant with Pocket when she arrived in Cincinnati in early 2020, but throughout all of this she carried a fertilized embryo. “Some mammals have the option to pause their pregnancies (it’s called ’embryonic diapause’) until the time is right for birth,” Cincinnati Zoo officials wrote in an email to WLWT.Once Pocket was from Avas Bag out, the other embryo started developing and got into Mommy’s bag. For the past month, the wallaby care team at the zoo saw the joey jiggle in Ava’s pouch and peek its head out, but this week it was the first time it came out of Ava’s pouch. The Cincinnati Zoo had five wallabies. Now the zoo has six.

This week, Cincinnati Zoo’s new wallaby, Joey, came out of his mother’s pouch for the first time.

On Friday the zoo announced that the Joey is a boy. The Cincinnati Zoo is also including suggested names in the comments on its Facebook post.

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The arrival of the Joey was a bit of a surprise.

The Cincinnati Zoo announced in mid-March that its wallaby Ava, who gave birth to her Joey Pocket last year, was growing another Joey in her pouch. Zoo officials said Ava hasn’t bred since Pocket popped out of her pouch last year. So how could she possibly have another Joey in her pouch?

According to the Cincinnati Zoo, Ava was pregnant with Pocket when she arrived in Cincinnati in early 2020, but during that time she was carrying a fertilized embryo.

“Some mammals have the option of pausing pregnancy (known as ’embryonic diapause’) until the time is right to give birth,” Cincinnati Zoo officials wrote in an email to WLWT.

As soon as Pocket came out of Ava’s pouch, the other embryo began to develop and ended up in Mommy’s pouch.

For the past month, the wallaby care team at the zoo saw the joey jiggle in Ava’s pouch and peek out, but this week it was the first time it came out of Ava’s pouch.

The Cincinnati Zoo counted pocket and had five wallabies. Now the zoo has six.

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