In April of 2014, a Tammer Wallaby Joey came out of his mom’s pouch for the first time. It wasn’t until recently that Disney’s Animal Kingdom could announce that he was a boy and given the name of Ozzie. As he has continues to grow, he spends more time out of the pouch and can now eat solid foods. If you’d like to try to catch a glimpse of Ozzie when you visit the park, you are most likely to find him active during the mornings and late afternoon — basically when the park is cooler.
The Tammer Wallabies are a very interesting species and definitely worth a look. They are herbivores that feed on grasses, are the smallest species of Wallaby, native to the southern and southwest coastal areas of Australia, and grow to approximately 24 inches tall. Males weight about 16 pounds and females about 12 pounds. They defend themselves like Kangaroos by using their hind legs to kick in defense when threatened. Stop by for a look and maybe baby Ozzie will make an appearance during your visit to Walt Disney World Resort.