A 32-week-old orphaned wallaby is being hand reared using pioneering techniques, which include him sleeping in a suspended pillowcase to mimic his mother’s pouch.
Tui, whose mother died when he was just a few weeks old, is being cared for by a team of mammal specialists at Blackpool Zoo. Every evening he goes home with Senior Keeper Adam Kenyon.
Named after a beer that is famous in his native Australia, little Tui is bottle fed lactose free milk five times throughout the day from 6.30am until around 11.00pm. At night he jumps head first into the suspended pillowcase where he remains snuggled up until the morning. Adam, 29, who has 29 previously hand-reared primates and elephants said: