Why Is A Baby Kangaroo Called A Joey?

3 July 2018, 16:34 | Updated: 3 July 2018, 16:40

A kangaroo with a baby, called a joey, in its pouch
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Mystery Hour Question

Question: Why is a baby kangaroo called a joey?

Name: Tai, Brentwood


Name: Daniel, Mansfield

Qualification: Lived in Australia for 15 years

Answer: Originates in the aborigine language and joey means ‘small animal’. Joey is the collective norm for any small animals.