Crikey! Meet Kangaroo Dundee!

This fellow bloke, sorry, gotta speak the local language- is named Chris ‘Brolga’ Barnes, and he is mos’ def’ channeling a bit o’ the late great Steve Irwin, eh? AND WILLYA LOOK AT THE LITTLE GUYS WITH HIM. Sorry to shout- bebeh kangas get me all kinds o’ wound up.

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Quoting Mail Online, “While working as a tour guide in the Northern Territory, he realised (British Spelling alert!) that people in remote areas of Australia were looking for a place to take orphaned or injured animals, so he opened The Baby Kangaroo Rescue Centre.”

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Link from Sharon B-C. (Western Australia)

Anybody Wanna Snorgle A Bebeh ‘Roo?

Got one right heah. Got grabby hands n’ everything.

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From Imgur.

Wondering If You’d Like 2 Order One Of Our Magazines?

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Cats, Beavers & Ducks.

Ever Hoid Of A “Tree Kangaroo?”

Via ZooBorns comes the deets on the birth of a Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo, a bebeh female joey named Holly. She arrived at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence RI. last fall.

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Quoting ZB: “The Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo is indigenous to the rainforests of Papua New Guinea.”

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“It is estimated that there are less than 2,500 tree kangaroos left in the wild, because of factors like habitat loss due to logging and mining, as well as hunting.” :(

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Leave It To Australia~

..to come up with those new animated Traffic Lights we’ve been hearing about. No more boring RED..YELLOW..GREEN.

Just LEFT…or RIGHT. (Oh, and have a G’day!)

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Pinterest.

Flashback Friday

A kangaroo’s dream come true!!!

In the 1950s, Mr. George Nissen, inventor of the trampoline, jumped on a trampoline with a kangaroo in Central Park, New York.

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As a publicity stunt to introduce the trampoline, Nissen hired a kangaroo for a photoshoot in Central Park, New York. The stunt was a success. He started bouncing at one end of the trampoline to get the kangaroo bouncing at the other. Then Nissen timed his jumps so he and the kangaroo would be in mid-air together for the photos.

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Source: Boston.com, The New Yorker, various. Not Boing Boing, strangely!

More Australian ResQte Action!

Cuteporter Natasha F. spotted these photos (all by Mark Smith) as seen on The Guardian.

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These little friends were rescued after the bushfires in Victoria, Australia.

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Same situation that these guys faced.

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Chris Litchfield and Marcus Ward took care of these little guys.

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Teacher’s Pet?

Oh hai Mrs. Krebs, remember me? Wallabeena Hopper! You were my pouch teacher in 3rd grade. Well, whaddaya think of me now?

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“Being a zookeeper, I’m lucky to work with all kinds of cute animals. Hunter, a certified pouch expert, examines my ‘pouch.’ (I’m about six months pregnant in this photo.) If you’re wondering, I passed! (I may or may not have bribed my examiner with apples.)” – Lauren E.

White Down Under Roos

We’ll be brief. We’ve never seen a white roo hopping around with a leaf in its mouf before…

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Crikey, we’ve never even seen a white roo! Have you?

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This is Nala, the albino kangaroo joey at Germany’s Duisburg Zoo. Thanks to sender-inner Jennifer C., via Spiegel.

Ah, Let’s Knock Off Early Guys

It’s quarter ’til five, the weekend is here and I’m pooped. First round’s on me!

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National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2013 entry by Graham McGeorge.

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