Woodruff Memorial Library Tails and Tales Gets Wild With a Wallaby


Description: A resident marsupial visited Woodruff Memorial Library for their Summer Reading Program - Tails and Tales. (Photos by Liz Roberts)

Resident Wallaby Goes To The Library 

By: Liz Roberts 

Ever since Cherrie was a child she was fascinated by animals and developed a love of them, and knew one day she would have her very own petting zoo.

Thursday during Woodruff Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program “Tails and Tales” Cherrie introduced the children and adults to her 8 month-old baby Wallaby.

What is a Wallaby?

Wallabies are marsupials, meaning they carry their young around in a pouch and rarely reach heights of 3’3” and a weight of 44lbs. They have compact legs, built for agility when moving across forest floors or rocky escarpments.

Wallaby have ornate coats that are likely to have two or three colors on their coat. The average lifespan is between 11 and 14 years.

Woodruff Memorial Library Summer Reading Program Wallaby At end of program selecting which pouch he wants to climb into.

Woodruff Memorial Library Summer Reading Program Wallaby He goes in head first once he's made his choice.

Woodruff Memorial Library Summer Reading Program Wallaby Just a tail? Oh there he is.

Woodruff Memorial Library Summer Reading Program Wallaby Cherrie and Wallaby saying Goodbye till next time!

Woodruff Memorial Library Summer Reading Program Wallaby Cherrie’s Mobile Petting Zoo & Sales is available for Fairs, Festivals, and Birthday parties.

Facebook.com/CherriesPets/

She can be reached at 719-468-4930.

Woodruff Memorial Library Summer Reading Program Wallaby

Some Wallaby information https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/bennetts-wallaby