Baby Kangaroo Wants Nothing More Than To Constantly Snuggle His Teddy Bear

Tim Beshara, an adviser to Greens senator for Tasmania Peter Whish-Wilson, tweeted this adorable picture of an orphaned baby kangaroo hugging a teddy-bear. “Doodlebug,” the eastern grey kangaroo is being cared for by Gillian Abbott, Beshara’s mother, in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia.

“He may have fallen out of his mother’s pouch or his mother may have died,” Beshara said. “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.”

This orphaned kangaroo was nursed back to health by Gillian Abbott, who gave it a teddy-bear to play with.

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“They seem to respond to the toys much in the same way as a toddler. They treat it as a companion.”

kangaroo teddy bear

The cord seen in the picture is tied to the teddy-bear, holding it up for the kangaroo to notice.

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