Today we met our hosts Jenny & Andy & spent the day relaxing around the lake, walking in the forest; just chilling.
[update from Sue and David] Still no luggage but they managed to get 4 litres of gin at the Duty Free – on their way to Robe, Victoria.
Boomer, Flyer or Joey?
Andy told us that Kangaroos usually give birth once a year. The young kangaroo is born alive no bigger than the size of a jelly bean and weighs less than a gram. Immediately after birth it crawls up the mother’s body and enters the pouch; attaches its mouth to a teat, which then holds the baby in place. After several weeks, the joey becomes more active and gradually spends more and more time outside the pouch, which it leaves completely between 7 and 10 months of age. Matilda’s baby has started to leave the pouch and if we’re luck we might get a peek over the next few days. We also found out that a male kangaroo is called a boomer; a female kangaroo is called a flyer & of course a baby kangaroo is called a joey ~ might be useful for that next pub quiz!