Harley and Nigel, two eastern grey kangaroos, have joined Andre and Nikki “down under” in our Kangaroo Walkabout. This is not the first time Harley and Andre have met, as the two of them are brothers who lived together before Andre moved here last year. Each member of the little group of kangaroos, called a “mob,” have come from the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo in Indiana. Zoo staff are happy the two have been reunited!
At only one year of age, Nigel is still a baby! Compared to Harley and Andre, two adult males, Nigel is rather pint sized. However, he still has a lot of growing up to do, and we are excited for our community to be a part of it!
While Nikki may be the only girl in the group, as well as the oldest, that doesn’t stop her from keeping the young boys in line! At 18 years of age, Nikki is considered an elderly kangaroo, and has taken on a motherly role for the boys.
While the kangaroos work on developing their new friendships, the Kangaroo Walkabout and the Aviary will be temporarily closed. This is to ensure the safety of not only the kangaroos, but for visitors as well. However, you can still meet the newest arrivals from the observation deck in the kangaroo exhibit. The Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square is open DAILY from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Stay up-to-date on everything zoo on the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square’s Facebook page!