So it was a happy and sad day on July 19th, 2012. Quigley and Babette's first joey was sent to her new home in Texas. She went to Wildthings Zoofari and will be the beginning of a new breeding program in the USA. We had a hard time letting her go since she had become very dear to our hearts, but it is extremely exciting to have her go to such a wonderful home and to such an important cause. She now has a very special purpose in life: Endangered Animal Pro-creator and Animal Ambassador - they will take her to educational presentations too!
Her new name is Bailey and she is doing an amazing job as an Ambassador. We exposed to her audiences from a very young age so she was a natural in her new home. We will keep in touch with her and we're excited for the day that she finds her "special friend". We just hope that she doesn't take after her mother and take a year to finally accept him.
Quigley and Babette are doing very well. We saw some interesting behavior: sleeping together in the same nest, grooming in the nether regions, etc. So, we're keeping our fingers crossed that Babette's pouch will once again begin to bulge. The suspense is deep!