Zoo visitors who are patient may see a new baby tree kangaroo. Rocket is six months old and starting to pop out of his mother's pouch to explore and grab food. He was smaller than a child's thumb when he was born in February and is now about the size of a puppy.
He's the fifth Matshie's tree kangaroo born at the Saint Louis Zoo.
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