Alexandria is almost 5 months old and she has now been in care for a week, her journey as an orphan has just begun, it will end when she is released back to the wild in March next year as a young adult.
She is seen here enjoying some sunshine and a nibble on some grass whilst safely in her substitute pouch.
PLEASE stop if you hit an animal, or if you come across one dead on the road. All female marsupials have a pouch, chances are very high that a live joey is in that pouch and depending on species there may be more than one joey in need of immediate care. Please call WIRES for help or advice on 1300 094 737.
images by Jeanette Dundas