Baby kangaroos are one of Australia’s favourite pets and are prized for their beautiful red hair, which are prized as pets for their ability to identify their owner.
They also have a reputation for being aggressive, with one report stating that a baby koala was “so angry it almost killed someone”.
Now, there’s a new breed of baby kong that may be just what the doctor ordered: Baby Huey.
A baby Huey is one of a small group of koalas that have been bred to be bred with the appearance of a kangaroo.
It is thought that Huey are more intelligent than other kangas and are likely to be better behaved than other baby kongs.
“These babies are going to be the future of the Australian animal industry,” said Peter Williams, who has been working on breeding Hueys for more than a decade.
“They are going in the right direction.”
Williams said he had already started looking at breeding Huey with a Kangaroo, which was what he originally wanted to breed the baby kun to.
“I was looking at other varieties and the kangaloo was the best choice,” he said.
“It’s got a bit of a more aggressive personality, it’s got the same markings as the kun, it has the same colour and the same hair.”
Mr Williams said that he had also begun researching the kongs ability to recognise their owner and that he wanted to find out how Hueys were able to do that.
“We’ve got a lot of data to work with, but at the moment, we don’t know how Huey can actually do that,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“So we’re going to work through that.”
The Queensland Kangaroo Research Unit is the organisation responsible for the breeding of baby Hueys.
The team has developed a genetic test that measures the ability to discriminate between different types of Hueys and the test is now being used to develop the next generation of Huey in Australia.
“The results have been fantastic,” Dr Williams said.
The Queensland research team is currently studying the results of the Huey’s test, which will determine whether it is viable to breed another species of kangala.
“If we find out that it is, it would be a fantastic outcome for the kong, because the kunga have a lot to offer,” Dr Michael DeBartolo said.
He said it was important that Hueys be kept in the wild, which would help to keep them away from humans.
“People are not necessarily looking for them, they’re just looking for their cute little friends,” he added.
“Hopefully, we’ll find a breeding partner in the future.”