It was Doe-ers (female kangaroos) before Boomers (male kangaroos) at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo in Darling Harbour for Valentine's Day, where ladies of the animal kind were gifted special treats in celebration of 'Galentine’s Day'.
ZooKeepers used the annual holiday recognising female friendships to celebrate close-knit female ties in the zoo and highlight the importance of such special bonds among particular species.
Spoiled gals included the world’s cutest kangaroo mob, Dot, Dusk, Nutmeg, Kirby and Julie, who enjoyed heart-shaped sweet potato treats along with corn. Long-time BFF Sugar Gliders Popcorn, Kandii and Kernel raised a toast over a private dinner party of fruit and nectar while appreciation of female friendships continued in the Tassie Devil’s Den, where new besties Bub and Dharra shared a meaty meal.
“Some of the animals here at the zoo are social animals and it’s incredibly important for them to have those relationships. Kangaroos, for example, travel in mobs, and our girls here have created their own mob. Sugar gliders cuddle up together for comfort and safety and although Tassie Devils are solitary, our girls have surprised us by resting close by and sharing meals. We thought we’d celebrate these beautiful friendships with a treat or two on Galentine’s Day and take this opportunity educate guests on unique bonds, especially among females in the animal kingdom.”Marina Axia WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo ZooKeeper
Learn more about fluffy friendships on the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo website here, and meet the ladies in person on your next visit.