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.

Here’s more information about the video:

“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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Jim Ven
Jim V2 years ago

thanks for the article.

Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Lacey Jo
Lacey Jo3 years ago

How cute :)

Nicole H.
Nicole L4 years ago

Aw, cuties.

Mandy H.
Mandy H4 years ago

How cute!

Janice Thompson
Janice Thompson4 years ago

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.

Manuela C.
Manuela C4 years ago


Lucas Kolasa
Lucas Kolasa4 years ago


Trina Hawkins
Trina Hawkins4 years ago

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 ! :)

Joy Mcronald
Joy M4 years ago

Thanks so much..