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Animal and Land 22Apr 2014

Jumping for joy – Hartpury welcome wallaby joey to the family

Jumping for joy – Hartpury welcome wallaby joey to the family

Hartpury’s animal family has recently welcomed a new arrival to the collection, the college’s first wallaby joey.

Students studying on a variety of animal courses at the college will have the opportunity to get hands on with the wallaby and care for it throughout its development.

Staff at the college do not yet know the sex of the joey as they can stay in the pouch for any number of months until it’s fully developed, so won’t know until that point. Known as Joey at the moment, it will eventually also be named by the students but has only recently begun to poke its head from the safety of the pouch.

Hartpury’s Animal and Land Sciences subject manager, Lucy Clarke, said: “The arrival of the joey will offer our students a brand new experience in terms of animal husbandry. They’ve had the chance to work closely with our adult wallabies, but never an infant. I know a lot of our students can’t wait to start working with him or her.”

The animal collection at Hartpury is continuing to grow, maximising opportunities for our Animal students to get hands on with a wide variety of small and large animals. These include dedicated reptile, aquatics and rodent rooms. Joey joins the emus, meerkats and llamas that make up Hartpury’s expanding menagerie

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