Albino mother and joey spotted

MUM: A rare albino wallaby and her joey was spotted this week.

MUM: A rare albino wallaby and her joey was spotted this week.

A rare albino wallaby and her joey has been spotted out and about near the Border*. 

Parks Victoria ranger John McDonald said the wallaby had been living in the same region for five years. 

“She’s been spotted many times in the same area,” he said.

“Despite the albinism, we believe these wallabies live normal lifespans. It was pleasing to see this wallaby with a joey – if not a little unusual to see a black head pop out of a white pouch!”

Mr McDonald said albinism was not uncommon in other native species also, including magpies and currawongs.

Jay Bryce caught a video of the wallaby on his phone.

“It’s fantastic,” he said.

“I came across a little black wallaby hoping across a road and as I was approaching I saw a completely white one.

“I’ve been a bush boy my whole life and I’ve never seen anything like it at all.”

*In the interests of protecting the wallaby, The Border Mail will not disclose the location.

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