According to the New York-based zoo, the unique joey's white coloring is due to a rare leucism mutation. Animal Adventure Park is a zoo in Harpursville, Broome County, New York, where you will find the most exotic of animals. According to their website, they have a wide variety of mammals, birds, and cold-blooded creatures on their premises. Among the mammals, are kangaroos, who are a long way from their home down under, but enjoy the best life possible on site. If you are planning on visiting this place any time soon to see the kangaroos in particular, then you are in for a bigger treat than you expected.
On Friday, the zoo made a post on Facebook— with a caption beginning, "Our Jaws Are On The Floor!" as they revealed that one of their adorable red kangaroos, Rosie, had given birth to a rare, all-white joey a few months ago. This was Rosie's first baby born at the park and it was a joyous occasion all around. "At the age of approximately 4-5 months, we do our first full 'pull,' removing the baby from mom's pouch for a full inspection and medical review, and then return the joey to mom's pouch for her to raise," the zoo explained of how the baby's surprising coloring was discovered. "Today's inspection revealed an EXTREMELY RARE, what we are currently considering, Leucistic male joey," the post continued. They attached a few heartwarming pictures in the post that showed the cute little marsupial being cradled and pampered by handlers and held up in front of his full-grown red kangaroo dad, Boomer.