Hello Tumblr! Check out these cute young Kangaroos in an incubator. A gentle giant has been nicknamed Kangaroo Dundee after rescuing and raising more than 200 orphan marsupials. Brolga, a 6ft 7inch Australian, gave up a life in the city to open his own sanctuary in the outback. Photograph: AGB Films/SWNS.com
Hello babies! Get more marsupial action with clips from the two-part BBC Two documentary, Kangaroo Dundee, about Brolga and the kangaroos he cares for.
Zooborns (which we usually don’t link to because we are Not Here for Zoos) has a few more photos of Anzac, Peggy, and Cupcake, which you should look at right away for maximum adorable animal benefits.
[photo via Zooborns]
Orphaned kangaroo and wombat are BEST FRIENDS.
Anzac the joey was brought to the Wildlife Kilmore Rescue Centre in Victoria, Australia; at five months old, he was three months too young to be out of the pouch. The Kilmore staff placed him with Peggy the womat, and they reportedly spend every minute—sleeping and waking—together.
Do yourself a favor and check out all the giant, adorable photos of these two little marsupials, because they are hands-down the BEST. Goodbye, California, I am going to Australia to spend the rest of my life with Anzac and Peggy.
You see this fool saving kangaroos from the Australian floods? »
Because I love him. If anyone has his number, I know some single Vegansaurs Imma hook his ass up with. He deserves it. Also, this dude who rescued a joey from the floods: Sir, marry me. I mean you’re already married and I’m in an LTR but we could do this, allowances can be made.
If you’re in Australia and can help take care some of the rescued animals (talking dogs and cats here, you ain’t bringing home no koala so STOP DREAMING), do it up!
[Thanks to beautiful, hilarious, and insanely talented AP for the heads-up! If you’re in NYC and see a gorgeous pair of gams in front of you, it’s probably her!]
Kangatarians? Oh HELL no. »
If you don’t already know, I’m an amateur cultural linguist. I’m actually an amateur at most everything I do, but especially linguistics. To keep up to date, you know, linguistically, I follow columns like Schott’s Vocab. Yesterday my vegan interests and language interests came together when Schott posted an entry about “Kangatarians,” which according to the Sydney Morning Herald is the latest eating fad. It’s described as a “new semi-vegetarian wave emerging in Australia,” where “eco-conscious” people exclude all meat except kangaroo.
First of all, semi-vegetarian? Is that like being kind of a crackhead? Second of all, maybe eating kangaroo is more humane or ecologically conscious than eating a different animal, but they are talking about VEGETARIANS deciding to eat kangaroo because it’s more humane or ecologically conscious than eating other animals. WTF? Is it more humane than not eating animals at all? Riddle me that, logic!
Unfortunately, there are already signs of kangatarians emerging in the Bay Area. It’s basically pandemic. Protect the children!
[original art by Megan Rascal!]