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Last Updated: Wednesday March 23 2011 06:31 GMT

Orphan baby wallaby living in rucksack

Wallaby joey Pip peeks out of her rucksack at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.

Meet Pip - she was abandoned by her mother and is now being cared for by her zoo keeper - who's using her rucksack as a pretend pouch for the wallaby!

Wallaby joey Pip with zoo keeper Alex at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.

Zoo keeper Alex is looking after the orphaned wallaby baby - called a joey - at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.

Wallaby joey Pip peeks out of her rucksack at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.

Alex keeps Pip with her at all times during the day, just as her real mum might do. She also has to make sure she is fed around every four hours.

Wallaby joey Pip peeks out of her rucksack at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.

Alex says: "She is adorable but exhausting! Luckily she is starting to sleep through at night now and is very good at taking her bottle!"

Wallaby joey Pip with zoo keeper Alex at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.

The seven-month-old joey will be looked after by Alex for the next few months. After that, she'll live on the zoo's children's farm.

Wallaby joey Pip playing in the daffodils at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.

Pip is a type of wallaby - small kangaroos that come from Australia. They have large ears that swivel sideways and feed on grasses, leaves and herbs.