Cute Alert: Baby wallaby climbs out of the pouch and into the hearts of San Diego Zoo goers

Ion Moe took these adorable photos of a baby parma wallaby at the San Diego Zoo.

“Fresh out of the pouch,” the zoo posted on Facebook. “A wallaby joey is delighting guests in the Australian Outback.”

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Parma wallabies are an endangered species in their home territory of Australia and New Guinea. They were believed to be extinct at the turn of the 20th century, but a small surviving population was discovered at Kawau Island near Auckland, New Zealand, in 1965.

According to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, it was that discovery that launched a captive breeding program for the cute little marsupials.

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Seriously. Look at this joey. Bet you can’t help but go squee.

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Photos Ion Moe/San Diego Zoo/Facebook

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  1. Thanks for sharing my photos! It was pouring rain when I went to the zoo on this day, so I didn’t expect to see the baby or much else for that matter.

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