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Your morning adorable: Keepers raise wallaby joey in Tokyo zoo

August 4, 2009 | 11:31 am

A baby wallaby sits in a zoo attendant's lap at Edogawa Natural Zoo

Wallaby joeys are very dependent on their mothers and, of course, spend a lot of time in their pouches.  So when a wallaby mother at Tokyo's Edogawa Natural Zoo neglected her baby, keepers took over parental duties themselves.

Now, the joey is the constant companion of the zoo's staff, often nesting in a simulated pouch, and even occasionally pitching in with supervising clerical tasks.  More photos after the jump!

A baby wallaby at Edogawa Natural Zoo

A baby wallaby at Edogawa Natural Zoo

A baby wallaby at Edogawa Natural Zoo

A baby wallaby sits in a zoo attendant's lap at Edogawa Natural Zoo

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photos: Junko Kimura / Getty Images

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