MACEDONIA: Mother and baby: Three-year-old Piksi protects her brood. Mediadrumworld/GoranAnastasovski

By Alex Jones


ADORABLE shots of a tiny newborn albino joey have surfaced after the baby kangaroo was delivered at a European Zoo.

The cute, and rare, marsupial named Kviki made an appearance at Skopje Zoo in Gradski Park, Macedonia and precious photos show the pink-eyed baby kangaroo nibbling a leaf, sheltering behind its mother’s leg; and exploring its new surroundings.

MACEDONIA: The newborn joey peeks out from behind her mother’s leg. Mediadrumworld/GoranAnastasovski

The remarkable shots were captured by Macedonian photographer and Skopje Zoo enthusiast Goran Anastasovski who has been shooting at the animal facility for well over a decade.

“The feeling of photographing a baby white kangaroo leaving the mother’s pouch is extraordinary,” he admitted.

MACEDONIA: Rare: There are only a handful of white kangaroos in the World. They don’t tend to survive well in the wild due to their lack of camouflage. Mediadrumworld/GoranAnastasovski

Anastasovki managed to capture his startling shots when the baby kangaroo decided to vacate its mother’s pouch for a few brief moments. The proud mum, a three-year-old albino kangaroo called Piksi, stood by defensively before its offspring returned to her.

MACEDONIA: Anastasovski said it was an “extraordinary feeling” to capture the baby on camera. Mediadrumworld/GoranAnastasovski

Albinism, which is caused by a genetic mutation, is extremely rare in kangaroos, similar to other species. White Kangaroos only occur once every 50,000 to 100,000 animals.

Female kangaroos have a pouch called a marsupium in which joeys complete postnatal development.