The Natural Science Center has a new addition to the Animal Discovery Zoological Park: a Tammar wallaby named Kermit.
The 3-year-old male wallaby can now be seen by visitors after joining two other wallabies, Jupiter and Digi, in January, according to a press release.
Kermit was hand-raised by the staff at the Kangaroo Conservation Center in Dawsonville, Georgia, after his mother could not produce enough milk, according to the statement. He was kept in an artificial pouch with other wallabies to better socialize him.
The animal is less than 18 inches from the head to the base of the tail and weighs about 10 pounds, according to the press release.
Wallabies spend most their time in the wild in shrubs and bushes and are most active at night, the release states.