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North Georgia zoo officials create makeshift incubator to save baby kangaroo
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North Georgia Zoo Assistant Director Melissa Burns holds Lillypad as it relaxes inside a bag that is substituting for its mothers pouch. Burns kept the newborn alive by making an incubator and a two-hour feeding schedule after its mother, named Lillybet, died shortly after birth. - photo by Scott Rogers DCN Regional Staff
Lillypad the kangaroo has had a rough life so far. Her mother, Lillybet, died shortly after birthing the baby because she ingested a toxic plant, said officials at the North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm in Cleveland. Lead curator and Assistant Director Melissa Burns and zoo Director Hope Bennett tried to save Lillybet's life, but they were unable to succeed.