Wentz – Tammar/Bennett’s Wallaby

Wentz – Tammar/Bennett’s Wallaby

Wentz, a cross between the Tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) and the Bennett’s wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus), was born in 2000. Wentz was brought to the Foundation in August 2002 because she had a crimp in her lower intestine caused by falling out of her mother’s pouch. Instead of surgery, she was fed a gruel every 45 minutes for several months which stretched her lower intestine allowing food to pass. Wentz is the only wallaby this treatment has been used on and has been successful. We continue to monitor her digestive health on a daily basis and she is doing very well. Wentz was named...

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