NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a little fella. But it’s an awfully big deal to officials at the Bronx Zoo. A baby tree kangaroo has been born to the facility — the first of its species since 2008. The kangaroo is a male Matschie’s tree kangaroo — and its arrival was announced Friday. The zoo calls it “an exciting birth,” one that provides a unique opportunity for people to see what it calls one of nature’s most intriguing animals. The Matschie’s tree kangaroo is native to Papua New Guinea and is listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Photo: In this photo made available by Ron Magill at Zoo Miami, shows a newborn Matchie tree kangaroo poking out of his mother’s pouch at Zoo Miami, Oct. 1, 2015. (Ron Magill/ Zoo Miami via AP)