Kangaroos and their offspring are known to have the closest connection between mother and infant in the animal kingdom. Baby kangaroos live in their mother’s pouch for almost 8 months after birth, but what if the couple is separated before their time?
This baby kangaroo was filmed as he sought love and care from her caregivers at The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs in Aᶙᶊtгᶏℓіᶏ. This is a wildlife sanctuary for the restoration of displaced or troubled kangaroos.
Little Joey started out by holding her caregiver’s hand at the sanctuary
When the attendant stopped, joey repeatedly jerked her hand
Somehow, it seemed like Joey wanted to play or just draw affection from humans
It was hugging his chest so tightly that when the caregiver began to walk, the joey dog that jumped beside him refused to let go.
This lovely moment of the joey dog made the filmmakers and everyone around them laugh.
Finally, the caregiver tries to free his hand from the clinging kangaroo and leaves with the hound chasing him from behind.
Alice Springs of the Kangaroo Sanctuary shared that “He was an orphan that I lived with for about 7 months or so.” Although they are no longer in the mother’s pocket, they can be quite emotionally attached but are also very independent.
It is obvious that kangaroos seek their mother’s love.