What is the name of a baby kangaroo?

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The term for a baby kangaroo is joey. A male kangaroo is referred to as a boomer, and a female kangaroo is called a flyer.

Interestingly, the name kangaroo arose from a misunderstanding during a conversation. A European explorer, curious to know the name of the large, strange-looking animals, inquired of an Aborigine. Apparently, the Aborigine was unsure of what the European was asking and replied in his native tongue that he did not understand. The word the Aborigine used, kangaroo, was taken by the explorer to be the name of the animal. This has remained the name for the largest species of the hopping marsupial, as smaller kangaroos are known as wallabies.

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1. Build a pouch for the joey to spend most of it's time in. Use soft material such as a blankets and sheets. Make the pouch just large enough that the joey can fit in it but not
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A baby kangaroo is called a "joey. This is the name given to the young of all marsupials.
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A baby kangaroo is called a 'joey'. A female kangaroo is a 'flyer'
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The female kangaroo has muscles that she can contract to tighten the pouch or relax to dump her joey out. Presumably she would relax her pouch to dump the baby human out. Also, kangaroos
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A baby Kangaroo is called a joey.
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