Wallaby joeys are very dependent on their mothers and, of course, spend a lot of time in their pouches. So when a wallaby mother at Tokyo's Edogawa Natural Zoo neglected her baby, keepers took over parental duties themselves.
Now, the joey is the constant companion of the zoo's staff, often nesting in a simulated pouch, and even occasionally pitching in with supervising clerical tasks. More photos after the jump!
Your morning adorable: Keepers raise wallaby joey in Tokyo zoo | L.A. Unleashed | Los Angeles Times