February 26, 2009 (BROOKFIELD, Ill) --Visitors to Brookfield Zoo may get a glimpse of the newest resident- a southern hairy-nosed wombat joey.The female has not yet been named. She was born on July 8, 2008, but spent the first part of her life in her mother's pouch.
The joey still spends most of her time the pouch, but is starting to explore her surroundings. At 9 months, she'll leave the pouch permanently.
Her mother's name is Kambora, 8.