White Down Under Roos

We’ll be brief. We’ve never seen a white roo hopping around with a leaf in its mouf before…

Crikey, we’ve never even seen a white roo! Have you?

This is Nala, the albino kangaroo joey at Germany’s Duisburg Zoo. Thanks to sender-inner Jennifer C., via Spiegel.



  1. She’s awfully cute!

  2. SlaveToCat says:

    The way Nala is holding her paw I would say she is hinting that she wants a Prada or Hermes hand bag for Christmas. I would buy her one but KittyBank just told me no.

  3. emmberrann says:

    Please note that Pic #1 is a view of the extremely rare white hoveroo.

  4. Nature is a wonder.

  5. I want to put sunglasses over those sensitive eyes.

    I’ve been reading too much Zelanzy.

  6. I’m disappointed CO! You’re usually so good at species. That is no Kangaroo. It’s a Wallaby. Equally cute but much smaller and rounder, not long and lean like its Kangaroo cousins.

  7. There’s an albino kangaroo living free near Canberra. The rangers think it is about 2 years old: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/rare-albino-kangaroos-incredible-tale-of-survival-in-the-australian-outback-20131115-2xlao.html

  8. Our neighbourhood city park here in Hull has white wallabies.

  9. Oh, the cute fuzziness!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. You’re so lucky! I’m impressed when I see a common skwirl in my neighborhood park. 🙂

  11. If nobody will, I’ll cover the indispensable minor nitpicking–the jolly joey action is at Germany’s Duisburg Zoo. Burg = castle; Berg = mountain. No such thing around there, just the occasional knoll, hillock, or hump. Legend has it that Duisburg once meant castle on the knoll, but linguists aren’t quite sure.

    – end of public service announcement, scheduled cuteness may now proceed –

  12. Smartypants says:

    And the white eyelashes, esp. in Pic. 2!

  13. I thought Wallaby too, much shorter slimmer tail, smaller ears. Very cute.

  14. So beautiful!

  15. Aww, this reminded me of the albino walabee my parents used to have. his name was Gerald McBoingBoing.