Oʀᴘʜᴀɴᴇᴅ Baby Kangaroo Just Wants To Hug His Teddy Bear
These heartwarming images of an Oʀᴘʜᴀɴᴇᴅ baby kangaroo cuddling a teddy bear are the cutest thing you’ll see today. Australian wildlife rehabilitator Gillian Abbot ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ the Oʀᴘʜᴀɴᴇᴅ baby kangaroo when it was merely two months old. The ᴘᴏᴏʀ little thing was in a ᴛᴇʀʀɪʙʟᴇ shape. “He may have fallen out of his mother’s pouch or his mother may have ᴅɪᴇᴅ. He was a couple of months old when he was passed onto my mother’s wildlife company WIRES,” Abbot’s son, Tim Beshara, explained. Abbot – a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in New South Wales and a member of the rescue organization WIRES – named the baby kangaroo Doodlebug. Since all the Oʀᴘʜᴀɴᴇᴅ animals she had previously taken care of responded very well to teddy bears that she hung around the yard, Abbot gave Doodlebug his own stuffed pal. It was love at first cuddle!
“He may have fallen out of his mother’s pouch or his mother may have ᴅɪᴇᴅ,” Beshara told the Daily Mail. “He was a couple of months old when he was passed onto my mother’s wildlife company WIRES. She has since nursed it back to health and it is now hopping around the forest and coming back for the occasional feeding or cuddle, as the image shows.”
The cord seen in the picture is tied to the teddy-bear, holding it up for the kangaroo to notice. “They seem to respond to the toys much in the same way as a toddler. They treat it as a companion,” Beshara said. Now that Doodlebug was nursed back to health and is almost fully grown, he was released into the wild. Whenever Doodlebug gets homesick, his teddy bear is patiently waiting for him in Abott’s yard, along with a bowl of food. The young kangaroo knows he’s always welcome back. Every once in a little while, he drops in for a quick cuddle and a delicious treat. “He is now hopping around the forest and coming back for the occasional feeding or cuddle, as the images show,” Tim Beshara added.