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Sometimes, we all just need a hug. Even if it’s from our favorite stuffed animal. As kids, we all took comfort in having our giant fluffy teddy bears by our sides to help us through all of the trials and tribulations of toddler-dome, but humans aren’t the only ones who take comfort in stuffed animals.

We have seen how giant teddy bears help rescued orphaned farm animals recover from the trauma they suffered in their early lives and as this story shows, wild animals like kangaroos enjoy a stuffy too!

This baby Eastern Gray Kangaroo named Doodlebug was taken in by a wildlife rehabilitator in New South Wales, Australia, Gillian Abbott, after the little critter was found orphaned in the wild. Although this young Joey is big enough to hop around on his own, he is still not ready to face the wild world without a little help from Abbott and WIRES, the wildlife rescue organization she works for.

Like human children, animal babies need comfort and contact with others to help them grow. Knowing this, Abbot gave little Doodlebug a fuzzy bear to snuggle up with.

“They seem to respond to the toys much in the same way as a toddler. They treat it as a companion,” says Abbott.

Orphaned Baby Kangaroo Just Wants to Hug A Teddy Bear

With the help of his bear, Doodlebug is sure to recover quickly and make his way back into the wild where he belongs.

Orphaned Baby Kangaroo Just Wants to Hug A Teddy Bear

 

Doodlebug is one of a dying breed in New South Wales because the local government has made it a priority to “develop the interior” of the region, causing deforestation in the area’s forests, where Eastern Gray Kangaroos mainly reside. Sadly, development means that the Eastern Gray Kangaroo population has plummeted by 90 percent in recent years, painting a truly saddening and sobering picture of the plight of these beautiful animals.

No wonder Doodlebug wants to hug his favorite bear. He lost his mom and his home, but there is still hope! Organizations like the one that rescued him, WIRES, provide refuge for many different animals in New South Wales that face problems like the ones Doodlebug faced. At least he can rest easy knowing that he has many other friends in similar situations at WIRES, Teddy included.

Good luck, Doodlebug!

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91 comments on “This Orphaned Baby Kangaroo Misses His Mom so Much, He Just Wants to Hug His Teddy Bear”

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John Pasqua
2 Months Ago

MUST MAKE LAWS TO DEFEND THE KANGAROOS FROM THESE TURDS WHO ARE ORPHANING THE GREAT WILDLIFE NOW.


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Muriel Servaege
2 Months Ago

As Jeff Biss says, people are THE problem. People shouldn\'t be allowed to destroy wildlife habitat for their own comfort. I remember when I was looking for a house, I was extremely happy to find a house that had been built in 1905, 1906. But I guess not many people can do that.


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Jeff Biss
1 Years Ago

People are THE problem! Develop the interior is utter BS. We should be developing policies that coerce people to stop having kids, not destroying more wildlife habitat to fuel our selfish desires such as this greed. The economy is NOT real. It is a figment of our imaginations and reflects our desires. That we consider ourselves moral requires us to change our values to care for others. We are evil and simply refuse to accept that fact.


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Cenk Tekin
28 Jul 2016

"The economy is NOT real. It is a figment of our imaginations and reflects our desires."

This sentence alone shows the level of your ignorance and delusion.

Jeff Biss
04 Sep 2017

Cenk, sorry but the economy is NOT real. We are the only animal to have an economy and not all economies are the same, therefore, they aren\'t real, they are a result of our values, our wishes, our dreams, etc. This is a fact, got it?

Jimenez Ignacia
1 Years Ago

Just because they're don't talk. .. they feel


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J.i. Olson
1 Years Ago

May someone help it, they have feelings


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Sue Cowell
1 Years Ago

When my bunny lost her companion we gave her a teddy. Teddy did everything with lottie and she "fed" it twice a day by putting it face down in her food bowl then putting it in the water bowl At night she gave it a bath When she died, Teddy was with her.


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Sue Cowell
1 Years Ago

When my bunny lost her companion we gave her a teddy. Teddy did everything with lottie and she "fed" it twice a day by putting it face down in her food bowl then putting it in the water bowl At night she gave it a bath When she died, Teddy was with her.


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Fran Smith
1 Years Ago

So sad.


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Fran Smith
1 Years Ago

So sad.


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Jeannie Wells
1 Years Ago

Breaks my heart.


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