Cuteness Motherlode: Orphaned Kangaroo And Baby Wombat Are Best Mates
Have You Ever Seen A Happier Couple? We Have Not.
Could this possibly be the plot for a new Disney film? Anzac, a five-month old kangaroo, found himself alone after his mother was hit by car just north of Melbourne, Australia. Even though Anzac was with his mother when the incident took place, the pouch he was tuckered into kept him safe and sound. When rescuers found the little joey, they figured the young orphan would need a friend to grow up with, so they brought him to the Wildlife Kilmore Rescue Center and introduced him to another lonely orphan, Peggy, a five-month old wombat, whose mother was also killed by a car.
Since Anzac and Peegy are both marsupials, they have become inseparable bed buddies that sleep and play in the same pouch. Even though both are enjoying being pouch pals, they might find themselves tripping over each other once Anzac reaches 100 pounds. Peggy will also find herself falling behind anzac when he takes giant leaps, since she can only waddle on her four legs.
Lisa Milligan, the operator of the rescue center, has no doubt that Anzac and Peggy will remain friends for life. “If they grow up together they’ll stay together," says Milligan.