SWAMP WALLABY: River’s Story
Stage 1: Orphaned pinkie joey at 600 grams, housed in an incubator.
Stage 2: Housed indoors in a warm hanging pouch.
Stage 3: Still housed indoors but goes outdoors for sunshine and exercise.
Stage 4: Supervised exercise outdoors.
Stage 5: Now eating grass and dirt as well as drinking special marsupial milk.
Stage 6: Moved to a large outdoor enclosure in preparation for release.
Stage 7: River coming out the enclosure door for release back into the wild.
Stage 8: River now free in the wild but returns for water and nibbles.
Stage 9: Big boy River – a year after release.