Boris bounces back to recovery

Boris the spectacled hare-wallaby is being cared for at the Territory Wildlife Park after being found beside his dead mother last week at Borroloola, approximately 850km south east of Darwin.

Territory Wildlife Park assistant curator Damien Stanioch said a passer-by picked up Boris and took him to wildlife carers at Katherine, 670km away, who then donated Boris to Territory Wildlife Park.

“Boris is being cared for by Territory Wildlife Park Keepers and is doing really well and I want to thank everyone who’s helped look after him these past few days,” Mr Stanioch said.

“He’s being fed plenty of grass and bottles of milk daily and with so few of them in captivity, he will become a very important member of a breeding program once he’s fully grown. But for now he will enjoy the attention that comes with being the cutest baby at the Park.”

The spectacled hare-wallaby is found across northern Australia in tropical tussock or spinifex habitats and builds its nests among the tough vegetation.

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