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Wallaby surprises visitor at Emerald Coast Zoo in Crestview

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS
USA TODAY NETWORK

Jason Harwell, of Fort Walton Beach, and his daughter were at the Emerald Coast Zoo in Crestview on Saturday for a promotion for the zoo.

While they were waiting, they visited a fenced in area, home to some hopping wallabys.

One came up to Harwell as he was filming and to his surprise, out popped a baby wallaby from the mother's pouch.

Harwell said it was a different experience for him and he wanted to share the video.

A wallaby at the Emerald Coast Zoo

ABOUT WALLABYS (According to Wikipedia)

A wallaby is a small or middle-sized macropod native to Australia and New Guinea, with introduced populations in New Zealand, Hawaii, the United Kingdom and other countries.

They belong to the same taxonomic family as kangaroos and sometimes the same genus, but kangaroos are specifically categorized into the four largest species of the family. The term "wallaby" is an informal designation generally used for any macropod that is smaller than a kangaroo or a wallaroo that has not been designated otherwise.

The event Harwell came up to zoo to watch, was a giraffe wedding. Here is a snippet from the event.