The baby red kangaroo Stapp introduced the Daily News to – Uluru – is just a whippersnapper as ‘roos go, but he won’t stay that way long. Stapp estimated that the dog-sized baby would be around six feet tall and weigh several hundred pounds when it reaches adulthood.
Savannah, meanwhile, a baby lion Stapp acquired in January, is already too big to be around anyone she doesn’t know. The frisky, bright-eyed feline, in fact, is kept in isolation at this point until she reaches a less rambunctious stage and until Stapp clears more space for her with his other resident big cats.
The Saturday afternoon tour also included a visit with Layla, a rare white tiger Stapp also acquired in the last year. Of course, Jogga, Rocky, Bellefille, Jasmine, Winston, Meeka and Africa – the remainder of Stapp’s big-cat brigade – were also on display at Saturday’s visit, lounging in their cages and soaking up the sun.
The Daily News also made the acquaintance of black bears Yogi and Boo-Boo and their cubs, Cocoa and Blue.
There was also a three-year-old, Dorito-loving camel named Oscar, a capuchin monkey named Willow, a fallow deer named Friendly, a gaggle of elk, a gigantic turtle, a pot-bellied pig and her young ones, and too many donkeys, rabbits and goats to count.
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