Zookeepers in Detroit say they are “heartbroken” after a five-month-old wallaby went missing.
In a Facebook post Sunday, the Detroit Zoo says the young marsupial was last seen Saturday evening.
Animal care staff say when they checked the Australian Outback Adventure Habitat Sunday, the wallaby had disappeared.
Surveillance cameras are being checked throughout the zoo.
At that age the joey is just beginning the process of independence by spending time outside the pouch, but still nursing and spending time in the pouch, according to the post
It is unlikely that the young wallaby can survive an extended amount of time away from the mother. We are reviewing every potential scenario and remain hopeful this joey will be found unharmed.