A dog has rescued a tiny baby kangaroo, gently carrying it to safety in its mouth after the joey's mother was killed by car.

in Torquay, Victoria, Australia a 10 year old German Shorthaired Pointer/Wirehaired Pointer mix, named Rex made quite a discovery while on a walk with his owner Leonie Allan.

Early in the morning Rex and Leonie headed out on their usual walk and discovered that a female kangaroo had been struck and killed by a car.

Later on in the afternoon Rex returned to the body and gently retrieved what no one knew was there – a 4 month old joey! Rex carried the baby by the neck in such a nurturing way that the little guy was unharmed.

“The joey was snuggling up to him, jumping up to him and Rex was sniffing and licking him – it was quite cute”, said Allan.

Rex will now have a namesake as the Joey is going to be named Rex Jr. He is being raised at the Jirrahlinga Wildlife Sanctuary and will eventually be released back into the wild when he is old enough.

Responses to "Dog comes to the rescue of baby kangaroo (Photos)"

  1. Unknown says:

    What a beautiful story. God bless this beautiful dog for saving this little baby kangaroo.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is an example of the Lion laying down with the Lamb. It is going to happen.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Love comes in many forms

  4. pilvikki says:

    lovely story! thanks!

  5. Unknown says:

    Beautiful little story and a hero in Rex. xx

  6. Anonymous says:

    Just beautiful x

  7. Unknown says:

    Thanks to Rex . The Kangaroo has a chance to live ! Good job, Rex !!!

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