Baby Kangaroo Emerges From Mom's Pouch to Take Its First Steps

The joey was born in September.

A baby kangaroo was filmed taking his first steps inside an Australian zoo last month and the sight of the marsupial walking around will melt your heart. 

The Goodfellow's tree kangaroo was born in September to mother Kwikila inside Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. The joey, which has yet to be named, was filmed taking his first steps on April 18. 

In footage provided by the zoo, the little kangaroo is seen crawling out of his mother’s pouch and roaming the earth for the first time. 

The joey is curious about the terrain underneath his feet and wandered around for a few seconds before jumping back into Kwikila’s warm pouch. 

Goodfellow’s tree kangaroos are native to Papua New Guinea but are related to the Australian species the world has come to fall in love with. 

Goodfellow’s tree kangaroos are endangered, as their population has dwindled by 50 percent over the last three generations.