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Makaia - Singapore's new orphan tree kangaroo from Australia in good health! (Watch video)

The Aussie tree kangaroo, who has joined Singapore Zoo as its newest tenant, is said to be in excellent health and will soon be ready to meet guests in the new home.


Makaia - Singapore's new orphan tree kangaroo from Australia in good health! (Watch video)
Image credit: Adelaide Zoo/Facebook

New Delhi: Some time back, we reported about Makaia, an orphaned Goodfellow's tree kangaroo from Australia's Adelaide Zoo, who was then preparing to leave for its new home in Singapore

Now, the Aussie tree kangaroo, who has joined Singapore Zoo as its newest tenant, is said to be in excellent health and will soon be ready to meet guests in the new home.

 

As per Wildlife Reserves Singapore's Facebook page, Makaia underwent a health check up on Tuesday (July 12) and results showed that he is in great shape. He will soon be ready to meet guests in the new Australasian Zone at Singapore Zoo.

At the Singapore Zoo, he will be paired with Nupela, a female from Sydney's Taronga Zoo, which arrived in Singapore in June, and both will be ready to meet the public in early August.

Video credit: Straits Times/YouTube

Makaia, who arrived from Adelaide Zoo on July 4, made global headlines in November 2014 when his mother, Kia, died when he was just seven weeks old. He was then adopted by a yellow-footed wallaby.

The Goodfellow's tree kangaroo, also known as, ornate tree-kangaroo, is listed as endangered species by the International Union for Conversation of Nature and Natural Resources. In the last 50 years, the species population has declined by about 50 per cent.

From Zee News

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