The kangaroo named Abigail has a loving attitude that has gotten her the title of the sanctuary's "Queen". All the volunteers have to start their day with a warm hug with Abigail!
It's rather presumptuous to assume that animals don't have or can't express feelings and emotions the way humans do. Animals have a distinct way of recognizing their carers and distinguishing them from their dangers or predators.
If you know anyone who has saved an animal's life, you will notice that they instantly recognize them and that connection sticks. We find that same heartwarming gesture in this amazing story brought to you from down under, in Australia.
Meet Abigail, a kangaroo that is so adorable that she's almost dog-like in her affections for her caregivers. Little Abigail lost her mom when she was only a few months old.
She was then taken to the Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs in Kilgariff which has been her home since then. The volunteers at the sanctuary welcomed the little joey with open arms and she slowly warmed up to them, one by one.
This was ten years ago! Now, a decade later we see her hugging and playing with those who rescued her with utmost delight every day. Just look at her presence and expressions, it's almost like she's human.
Her super friendly nature and loving attitude have gotten her the title of the sanctuary's "Queen". All the staff at the sanctuary have to start their day with a warm hug with Abigail!
“Abi was raised from a joey with Roger and Ella…Abi came to me as an orphan of 5 months old and was quite busted up with cuts and scrapes. Abi has grown into a very healthy 7-year-old and is my only kangaroo who comes up and gives a great big rugby tackle cuddle. Abi is also unusually light in color and I think she is very beautiful,” wrote the Sanctuary Alice Springs on their Facebook page.
Kangaroos have large powerful hind legs, large feet designed for leaping, a long muscular tail for balance, and a small head. They are the only large animals to use hopping as a means of locomotion.
The kangaroo is an instantly recognizable symbol of Australia. The kangaroo and emu feature on the Australian Coat of Arms. Kangaroos have also been featured on coins, most notably the five kangaroos on the Australian one dollar coin. The Australian Made logo consists of a golden kangaroo in a green triangle to show that a product is grown or made in Australia.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, humans and kangaroos last shared an ancestor at least 150 million years ago, while mice and humans diverged only 70 million years ago.
This is really surprising, considering that the conventional notion is that they'd be completely scrambled, but they're not, there are great chunks of the human genome which is sitting right there in the kangaroo genome.