Friday, May 29, 2009
At the Healsville Sanctuary today we saw several koalas. In the Healsville Sanctuary education center they showed us a Sugar Glider that was about ten years old and when it gives birth its baby is about half the size of a grain of rice. The baby Sugar Glider spends its first several months in its moms pouch. A kangaroo mother can have three babies at one time. The first baby is in the embrio stage. The second baby is in the mother's pouch. The third baby is walking on its own next to its mother. A kangaroo mom can decide to delay the baby when it is in the embrio stage for up to 18 months. Then we got to see a kangaroo autopsy. The kangaroo died of an eye injury and was brought to the Healsville Sanctuary to perform at autopsy. The sanctuary is releasing animals tomorrow that were burned in the bush fire in February of this year. This week at the Healsville Sanctuary they are celebrating their 75 anniversary.