Tree kangaroo joey at Taronga Zoo

All photos: Taronga Zoo via Getty Images

An unnamed baby Goodfellow's tree-kangaroo peeks out of her mother's pouch on Feb. 24 in Sydney, Australia.

The female joey is only just beginning to emerge since she was born to first-time mother, Qwikilas, last September. This is Taronga Zoo's first successful birth of this adorable tree-dwelling macropod species in more than 20 years.

Native to the tropical rainforests of New Guinea and Indonesia, Goodfellow's tree-kangaroos are listed under the IUCN classification as endangered due to overhunting and habitat destruction.

Scroll for more photos or check out the video below to see the fuzzy marsupial in action.

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Tree kangaroo mother and joey at Taronga Zoo

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Tree kangaroo joey at Taronga Zoo

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