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Baby wallaby makes its first public appearance

Wendy and Joey Credit: Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm/Bob Pitchford

A curious baby wallaby has been spotted peering out at the world for the first time from the security of his mums pouch at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Bristol.

The 7 month old joey, seemingly enjoying the warmer March weather as spring approaches, is fast becoming a popular spot for staff and public at the 100 acre animal park, all hopeful of a glimpse of the cute Australian mammal.

Born to parents Wendy and Winston, this is the first joey the pair have had at the zoo. Mum and dad joined the park in 2009 and are part of a 4 strong group including their recent addition.

Visitors should be able to see the joey more frequently as the weather continues to get warmer and will soon see it bounding around the field with mum. Keepers will be able to name the new arrival as soon he it emerges properly from pouch and they can determine the sex.

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Elephant "drops" into North Somerset zoo

Janu the African bull elephant gets to know his new home in Wraxall Credit: ITV West

A new arrival at a zoo in North Somerset has caused a lot of excitement. That's because he's bigger than most.

Getting Janu the African bull elephant into his new home at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm involved a lorry, a crane, some hefty chains and plenty of carrots for encouragement.

New elephant for Somerset's Noah's Ark Zoo

New elephant Janu has just arrived at Somerset's Noah's Ark Zoo Farm Credit: ITV West

A second elephant has arrived at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm near Bristol.

Janu, a nine year old bull, has moved in to the new £2 million Elephant Eden attraction, the biggest enclosure of its kind in northern Europe.

Baby Giraffe born at Noah's Ark

Genny went into labour yesterday Credit: Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

Visitors to a zoo farm near Bristol were caught by surprise - when a giraffe started to give birth right in front of them.

Giraffe keeper Emma Green was explaining that Genny the giraffe was due to give birth in the next two days at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm.

But just as Ms Green was answering a question, Genny's waters broke and two little hoofs began to appear.

Six-year-old Genny was ushered safely to her own straw-filled section away from visitors as soon as the birth began.

And after a labour lasting two hours and 20 minutes, she became the mother of a calf, whose name and gender have yet to be disclosed.

Ms Green said: "Both mum and baby are doing really well. Genny is a very natural mum."

This is Genny's second calf with 10-year-old Gerald. Their first, George, was born in 2012 and he celebrated his second birthday two weeks ago.

Genny gave birth in a 'private suite' away from visitors Credit: Noah's Ark Zoo Farm
Her calf was born at 4:22pm Credit: Noah's Ark Zoo Farm
Giraffe's are pregnant for 15 months Credit: Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

The baby’s gender and name will be announced in the next few days.

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