Asked in Marsupials, Koalas, Kangaroos
Is it true that all marsupial babies are called joeys?
Yes, all marsupial babies are called joeys. They are not cubs, as some think young koalas are called, or that young Tasmanian tigers - thylacines - were called. ...
Asked in Kangaroos
Why are kangaroo babies called joeys?
While it is uncertain why kangaroo young are called "joeys", it should be noted that all marsupial babies are called joeys. This includes koalas, wombats, possums, Tasmanian devils, etc. The term "joey" is believed to have come from the aboriginal word for a young possum, and the name was extended to include all marsupials. ...