Walla-babies! Zoo Cuties Make Brooklyn Debut

They don't get much cuter than this.

Monday, Apr 11, 2011  |  Updated 11:43 AM EDT
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The yellow-footed rock wallabies were born late last year and are experiencing life outside their mothers' pouches for the first time.

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Two adorable baby wallabies are making their public debut at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn.

The Wildlife Conservation Society says the creatures are part of the zoo's reopened Australian Walkabout exhibit.     

The yellow-footed rock wallabies were born late last year and are experiencing life outside their mothers' pouches for the first time.     

Zoo director Denise McClean says the wallabies are "becoming very independent and learning how to hop around on the rocks.''

The yellow-footed rock wallabies, called joeys, are native to southern Australia. They have strong hind legs and large feet for jumping and a long, thick tail that helps them balance.

Want to visit the wallabies? Spring hours are now in effect for the Prospect Park Zoo. The park will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

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