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Meet Pindari

August 2, 2010

Pindari is our common wallaroo. I know some of you are scratching your heads thinking, “Did she mean wallaby or kangaroo?” You read it correctly. They are not a cross between the two, but are sized right in the middle. Someone wasn’t very creative when coming up with their name.

When these animals are first born they are about the size of a jellybean and will continue to grow in their mother’s pouch for an entire year.

Pindari is 5 years old and has lived at Busch Gardens since he was about 9 months old. At 9 months, Pindari still occasionally wanted the protection of a pouch, so we made him one out of material. He is definitely past the pouch stage now and mostly likes to lounge in the sun.

A common wallaroo’s main diet is grasses and shrubs, but Pindari absolutely has some favorites. He has a sweet tooth. He adores fruits such as apples, pineapple and pears to name a few.

Pindari can often be seen in Jack Hanna’s Wild Reserve at Busch Gardens. When you visit the park this summer, make sure to stop by and see him. He’s super cute.

Animal Trainer at Busch Gardens

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