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October 6, 2008

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Zippy, the Pet of the Day
Name: Zippy
Age: One year old
Gender: Female
Kind: Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Home: Kojonup, Western Australia, Australia
   Zippy is special to me because she is a unique type of pet to have. When she was smaller she had jumpers with the arms and neck sown up as her pouch. I love her heaps!!!

    Zippy has been with us since she was a few months old. Her Mum was hit by a car accidentally so because we don't need a permit or anything like that, we adopted her. We fed her milk (special kangaroo powder with water) until a few months ago. Her 'pouch' was a jumper with the arms ad neck sown up and she used to just literally roll into the bag when she wanted to sleep or rest. She once thought my friends' Flower bag was a pouch and tried to roll into that!! She missed and landed on her back. It was hilarious because my friend had no idea what Zippy was trying to do until it was too late!!

    Zippy is able to go wherever she wants because we don't lock her up in a yard so she sometimes goes off for a few days or hours and comes back when she feels like it. She doesn't do any tricks but she responds to her name most of the time. She sometimes acts a bit wild and 'touchy' but most of the time she just loves a good rub on her chest!! Now she has a flowery collar so that people know she is a pet kangaroo.

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