We have the cutest story that is sure to hop all the way into your heart! This story comes from an Australian kangaroo sanctuary called Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs. The sanctuary was founded in 2006 and they are dedicated to rescuing, relocating, and rehabilitating baby kangaroos with the hopes of getting them back into the wild. When kangaroos are unable to return to the wild, they stay on the sanctuaries 188-acre property enjoying their life in peace. The sanctuary also educates the public on these beautiful creatures by offering a guided sunset tour to the general public, school groups and visitors.

Abagail is a formerly orphaned kangaroo who now lives permanently on the sanctuary’s grounds. Although she has been at the sanctuary for over a decade, she never fails to show her thanks and appreciation for being rescued – just take a look!


Rescuers say Abagail (also known as Abi) is one of those most affectionate kangaroos they have ever known. Just look how adorable Joey is giving her caretaker a warm big hug!


This kangaroo is currently ten-years-old and has been living at the sanctuary since she was just a baby. To show her appreciation, Abi loves giving her caretakers hugs and kisses! 


Abi is living the dream life at the Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs! She loves hopping around the sanctuary to watch the winter sunrise.


Abi, Johanssen, and Naomi love to jump together … sometimes even at the same time!




As we can see from this sweet story, all animals really just want to love and be loved in return. Wildlife sanctuaries like this provide a vital safe space for animals who are threatened in their natural habitat. While kangaroos are some of Australia’s most iconic animals, they are also at risk from habitat loss due to urban expansion as well as cattle grazing. Thankfully, sanctuaries like this one exist to give these animals a second chance – something that Abigail is clearly very grateful for!

To follow along with Abigail’s journey, follow the Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs on Facebook. And share this post with your friends and family to put a smile on their face!


All image source: Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs/Facebook