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New addition jumping for joy at the Tropical Butterfly House

The Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre has an exciting new addition to its award-winning Wilderness Walk-through. A Parma wallaby baby has been born and is finally out of mum’s pouch. Parma wallaby babies stay in mum’s pouch for the first 6 months of their lives, permanently leaving the pouch at around 7 months old. 

The Parma wallabies are joined by an array of wonderful wildlife in the enclosure that visitors can walk through, these include Azari’s agouti, Patagonian mara, as well as native species. Abigail Carter is the Animal Team Leader at the popular wildlife centre, “In the wild Parma wallabies are only found in Australia, and New Zealand, and are classified on the IUCN Red List as Near Threatened, therefore it’s truly amazing for our visitors to be able to see these beautiful creatures up close.” The wildlife centre at North Anston, near Sheffield is holding a naming competition on its social media pages, head to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to put forward your suggestion. The gender of the baby is currently unknown, it will be sexed once it has settled in to life outside of mum’s pouch.

The Tropical Butterfly House is open daily, all year round and is located just five minutes from the M1, junction 31, with free parking. See www.butterflyhouse.co.uk to plan your visit. 

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