Meet the baby

Here’s a rare shot of a young Parma wallaby, taken by DZG photographer Dan Graves.

DZG-cal-wallaby-webAfter a pregnancy of just 35 days, the female gives birth to a tiny baby which crawls into a special pouch and latches on to a teat where it grows and develops for about eight months. 

The wild population, in New South Wales, Australia is decreasing as the species is considered a pest by farmers.

CAPTION: Mum and me:?A young Parma wallaby in the paddock.

See more of DZG’s new arrivals in our 2012 Baby Love calendar, now on sale in the Safari Gift Shop.