Baby kangaroos usually spend their first six to eight months of life safely tucked into their mother’s pouch. It’s cozy inside, and they’re used to staying in touch with their mother.
Even when a baby kangaroo or joey is orphaned, he or she craves that reassuring touch. They miss their mother’s warmth and reassurance and will form close bonds with the person caring for them when their mother is unable to.
A baby kangaroo cuddling with its caregiver is the cutest thing in the world. He’s not about to let him go, just like this little one showing how much he loves her foster by holding on tight to her caretaker.
The kangaroo is determined to hold onto the keeper’s leg
He’s not about to let him go
Indi is a baby who lives at The Kangaroo Shelter in Alice Springs, Australia. Chris “Brolga” Barns looks after the adorable orphaned joey after his mother is no longer able to care for him.
Because of his work rescuing injured and abandoned kangaroos, Mr. Barns is known as “Kangaroo Dundee.” While working as a tour guide in the Northern Territory, he became aware of the need for kangaroo caregivers.
As a result, he began constructing a kangaroo sanctuary, which he completed in 2005. The 36-hectare facility is located in Alice Springs. Kangaroo Dundee can help orphaned kangaroos by acting as their surrogate mother there.
All of the orphaned kangaroos and the general public are grateful for his efforts and dedication to the sanctuary. Mr. Barnes was even nominated for Australian of the Year in 2014.
It’s adorable to see him cuddle with Indi. The adorable baby clearly adores him, and the feeling is mutual. Many kangaroos are alive today as a result of his care and love for them.
We hope you enjoyed this sweet story. We know that nothing can replace a mother’s love but Mr. Barnes sure comes close. As always, please share with your friends.