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True blue mates! Orphaned kangaroo and wombat are inseparable friends (they even share the same pouch)

Both orphaned at too young an age to survive on their own, Anzac the baby kangaroo and Peggy the wombat are best buds! They are so close; the marsupials both share the same pouch!

Anzac and Peggy are being cared for at Wild About Wildlife Kilmore Rescue Centre in Victoria, Australia. Anzac was found at about 5 months of age and brought to the Wild About Wildlife Center. Depending on the breed, kangaroos normally stay in their mother’s pouch for 9 months before first leaving it. They continue to enter and exit her pouch for another 9 months before being completely weaned.

Wombats, on the other hand, leave their mother’s pouch after about 5-7 months, are weaned at 15 months and mature at 18 months. Peggy was estimated to be 4 -5 months old when she arrived at the Center. Wombats are burrowers and their pouch is open on the back to prevent dirt from entering a pouch with babies. A kangaroo’s pouch is located in front.

Both wombats and kangaroos are herbivores, but wombats have an extremely slow metabolism. It takes 8–14 days for digestion of a meal to be complete.

Lisa Milligan from the center said the unlikely duo is probably comforted by each other’s movement and heartbeat. Because kangaroos and wombats grow to very different adult sizes, the center is looking for a wombat for Peggy for her to bond with before Anzac reaches maturity.

“There are lots of baby animals about at the moment, and they are orphaned for a range of reasons,” Milligan said. She describes the difference in their personalities. Anzac is quite social and Peggy is considered boisterous and cheeky.

Look at some beautiful photos of the pair. It’s pretty amazing, isn’t it? Why can’t we humans learn from the example of animals who seem to have no trouble getting along with species different from themselves? For a treat, watch this very sweet video of inter-species friendships by Evolve! Campaigns. It will put a smile on your face.
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Responses to "Baby Kangaroo and Wombat Share Pouch"

  1. Anonymous says:

    so sweet it is nice that there are people who are willing to foster orphaned animals

  2. Anonymous says:

    everytime i look at that pic of them it warms my heart and puts a smile on my face, thanks for sharing that...

  3. Anonymous says:

    That smile on the Wombat warms my heart. This is too cute!

  4. Great, great post once again.

  5. Awwww...I want to love and hug them both <3

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  7. I was having a real bad day and seeing this had actually made my day. I couldn't help but melt at a pile of cuteness. This is so darn adorable awwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  8. Anonymous says:

    what sweet faces!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Just beautiful, heartwarming photos. Anyone whose heart doesn't melt looking at them doesn't have a heart.

  10. Made my day better. Keep the posts coming

  11. Anonymous says:

    This is sweet.Thanks for another great post. :)

  12. Anonymous says:

    El cariño de la dulce compañía. Enternece el corazón

  13. Anonymous says:

    IF THEY CAN LIVE IN PEACE WHY CAN'T WE.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Cannot fail but to touch the Heart!

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