Baby kangaroos live the first six to eight months of their lives tucked safely into their mother’s pouch. It’s comfy inside and they are accustomed to being in constant contact with their mother.
When a baby kangaroo or joey is orphaned, they still crave that reassuring touch. They miss the warmth and reassurance of their mother and will connect closely with the person caring for them when their mom can’t.
It is the sweetest thing in the world to see a baby kangaroo cuddle with its caretaker. Like this little one showing just how much she loves her foster by holding on tight to her caretaker, he’s not about to let him go.
This baby named Indi lives at The Kangaroo Shelter in Alice Springs, central Australia. Chris “Brolga” Barns takes care of the adorable orphaned joey after his mother was no longer to care for him in June.
Mr. Barns is known as “Kangaroo Dundee” because of his work rescuing injured and abandoned kangaroos. He became aware of the need for kangaroo caretakers while working as a tour guide in the North Territory.
So, he began building a kangaroo sanctuary, which was finished in 2005. The facility is 36-hectare and is located in Alice Springs. There Kangaroo Dundee can save orphaned kangaroos and act as their surrogate mother.
All the orphaned kangaroos and the public are thankful for all his hard work and his dedication to the sanctuary. So much so that Mr. Barnes was a candidate for Australian of the Year in 2014.
Watching him cuddle with Indi is more than adorable. The sweet baby obviously adores him and the feeling is mutual. Thanks to him, many kangaroos are alive today due to his care and love for them.
We hope you enjoyed this sweet video. We know that nothing can replace a mother’s love but Mr. Barnes sure comes close. As always, please share with your friends.