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Your morning adorable: Red-necked wallaby joey peeks out of mom's pouch

July 16, 2010 | 12:00 pm

Red-necked wallaby joey

At Australia's Taronga Zoo, a red-necked wallaby joey named Hannah is just beginning to explore the world outside the pouch of her mother, Sweet-Pea.

"Just this week, keepers report that she's just started to venture from mum's pouch," the zoo noted in a statement.

As adults, red-necked wallabies look -- well, pretty much the way you'd expect them to. Their fur is primarily gray and white, but their shoulders and the napes of their necks have a distinct reddish tinge. As an adult, little Hannah will weigh about 25 to 50 pounds and stand three feet tall or less.

After the jump, see more photos of Hannah and a video slide show of her and the Taronga Zoo's koala joey, Lillian, growing up!

Red-necked wallaby joey

Red-necked wallaby joey

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Photos: Lorinda Taylor / European Pressphoto Agency

Video: Taronga Zoo

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