If you want to get a good look at the wallaby babies, head to the nursery first thing in the morning. Traffic in the Children’s Zoo is usually pretty light during the 9am – 10am hour, so you’re likely to get an unobstructed view of Don and Tom through the nursery window. You’ll probably also see a person in the exhibit holding, feeding, petting or playing with the boys. When I’m that person, I hear so many visitors say “I want her job!”
The time that the volunteers, staff and keepers spend in the nursery with Don and Tom is indeed enviable, fun, energizing, rewarding and important! In the video below, Thane Maynard explains why it takes a village to raise these Zoo wallabies!