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Daily Cute: Raising Tree Kangaroo Joeys

Daily Cute: Raising Tree Kangaroo Joeys

Two tree kangaroo joeys, Anneli and Kimberley, are being brought up Margit Cinaelli. She is teaching them how to grow up to be happy, healthy tree kangaroos.

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“Both joeys are from the wild, having lost contact with their mothers due to natural circumstances (possibly a rejection). During their time in care with Margit they will spend many months learning how to climb (inside and outside). They will also be taught which foods are safe to eat (even some spaghetti as a snack) and how to handle disputes with other tree kangaroos. At this age the joeys love to explore the furniture and wrestle with teddy bears. Preparing tree kangaroo joeys for the wild is a very long process, however Margit is committed to giving these 2 joeys the best chance possible of survival. As a pioneer in lumholtz tree kangaroo rescues, she’s managed to hand raise and release many tree kangaroos in the past. Her property in north Queensland, backs onto local rainforest where some of her previous tree roo rescues will often return to pay her a visit. Although tree kangaroo joeys are high maintenance and have a penchant for breaking many household items as they learn, Margit wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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12:05PM PDT on May 15, 2014

How cute :)

11:11PM PDT on Mar 22, 2014

Aw, cuties.

4:58AM PDT on Mar 21, 2014

How cute!

4:55AM PDT on Mar 13, 2014

If people learned to watch others and what they eat, they too would have much more variety in their diets.

All my critters loved to eat what I ate. It might not be good for them but they mimic who they are with.

2:35PM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

Cute!

3:50AM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

cool

8:15PM PDT on Mar 11, 2014

I'm so Happy there are Rescues for Every different type of Animal ! :) these Little Tree Roo's are so CUTE ! Love how the little Roo was fighting the Stuffed bear ! Hahahaha, I was Laughing out loud at that. Reminded me of my dogs,as puppies I gave them little stuffed bears to sleep with,so they wouldn't cry while in their kennels,they carried their bears all over the house,and would fight with them ! CUTE ! Thanks ,I needed a Good Laugh ! :)

7:33PM PDT on Mar 11, 2014

Thanks so much..

5:30PM PDT on Mar 11, 2014

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you do for these little ones.

5:26PM PDT on Mar 11, 2014

Adorable babies! :)

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