Many times, if not most, animals exhibit more unconditional love than people. There have been many times in which we have all heard of dogs taking care of kittens or kitty mamas nurturing puppies?
But have you ever heard of a wombat and a kangaroo becoming crib mates, or more precisely pouch mates?
Workers at the Wild About Wildlife Rescue Centre near Melbourne, Australia, have placed an orphaned baby kangaroo and orphaned baby wombat in a specially made womb. Since the orphaned animals did not have any adult kangaroos or wombats to be nurtured by, the rescue center felt that this was the best solution since the animals have similar needs, movements, and even heartbeats.
It looks like the idea is working incredibly well.
Anzac is a 5-month-old joey, and Peggy is the baby wombat. Both babies were orphaned in the wild. Apparently, this happens for a number of reasons, and that is where organizations like Wild About Wildlife step in to foster the precious babies to adulthood and back to their natural habitat.
This scenario will only last for so long because each animal will grow; Peggy is expected to be about 65 pounds and Anzac will be much more. A kangaroo mate was recently located for Anzac, a kangaroo named Poppy, but the search is still on to find Peggy a companion.
Once the animals reach an optimal age, they will be released back into the wild.
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