is a Red neck wallaby,
he came in after his mother was killed by a motor
vehicle.He is seen here a few days after coming in and being
In these pictures Nicki has been in care 8 weeks,he is outside
at all times in the nursery pen with other wallabies, learning how
to interact, still spends most of his time in his pouch, but is now
starting to hop around the pen for a very short time after feeds.
10th January 2005
Nicki is now out of the pouch permanently, and it will not
be very long before he is ready to move to our pre release pen. He
is a wonderful animal to have in care, interacting well with the other
joeys in care.
He is seen here with one of his friends, a swamp wallaby.
It is interesting how well the different Macropod species get on in
a care situation, they support each other emotionally, depending on
each other rather than the carer, amuch better situation as they do not have trouble separating from
human company on release.
Nicki has his own species for company as
well, having a play fight with his friend Maggie.