Bouncing bundle of jo(e)y

Norvy, a young Red kangaroo. Picture: Supplied
Norvy, a young Red kangaroo.
Norvy, a Red kangaroo joey at the National Zoo in Pretoria.

PRETORIA - Young, fragile and abandoned by her mother Norvy is down, but thanks to the National Zoo, not out.

The young Red kangaroo was recently rejected by her mother.

Staff at the zoo's Australian section stepped in to help the joey, who was named Norvy.

She is being fed a special milk mixture and has a home-made heated pouch to simulate life in her mother's pocket.

Once Norvy is weaned and eating well, she will be slowly re-introduced into the family group.