Kangaroos are marsupials that live in Eastern Australia. They are known for having powerful hind legs, two small front legs, and a strong long tail. National Geographic Kids reports that kangaroos can move up to 30 feet in just one leap and travel up 30 miles per hour. A group of kangaroos is called a herd or a troop. They are also referred to as mobs by some.
A newborn kangaroo is called joey and is carried around in its mother’s pouch. Kangaroos will pound the ground with their feet whenever they feel threatened. They will kick and bite their opponent when they’re engaged in a fight.
But only some kangaroos show hostility. Many are loving and show affection when approached. One kangaroo at Australia’s Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs in specific is known for showing affection towards humans. The caretakers at the sanctuary have even said her to be the most affectionate kangaroos they have ever known!
Abigail (also called Abi) is ten years old. She was rescued as a baby and has been living in the sanctuary ever since. To show her gratefulness, she hugs the caretakers every day!
According to the caretakers, Abi has been doing this for years. She was just five months old when she arrived at the sanctuary. You can see the intimate relationship that has developed between Abi and her caretakers, over the years!
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