ZOOKEEPERS were delighted when a baby wallaby was spotted in its mother’s pouch for the first time.

Drusillas Park staff jumped for joy after discovering happy couple Doris and Pip have welcomed their second joey to the world.

The newborn, which has not been named yet, was found tucked away safely in Doris’s pouch.

And head zookeeper Sophie Leadbitter said the baby could stay there for months before it takes its first hops.

“Wallaby babies are a rarity for us, so we are truly delighted with the latest arrival,” she said.

“We haven’t been able to get close enough to tell the sex of the joey yet either as the new parents are keeping such a close and loving hold of their gorgeous baby.

“It’s just important the parents are looked after and able to raise their baby in peace.”