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Wallaby’s are small, furry animals that are found all over Australia, and its surrounding islands. A member of the kangaroo family, these high jumping marsupials have been traditionally hunted for both food and fur, all over the region. However, deforestation has proven to be their biggest enemy, with many animals becoming the victims of ever expanding human activity. Without the work of rescues and other individuals, they would have nowhere else to turn, which was the case when a kindhearted Australian wildlife rehabilitator found an orphaned baby wallaby on their property. After rescuing the little wallaby and caring for her for two years, they released her back into the wild.

Two years later … the wallaby has had a baby of her own and comes back to visit her former caretaker.

wallaby and baby



The funny thing about humans and animals is how similar we are despite our differences. This is especially true when it comes to mothers and the way they behave with their babies. It is a mother’s natural instinct to love and protect their children, but many mothers also delight in showing their babies off to friends and family. So when the adult wallaby returned to the home of her human foster parents for a visit, they were delighted to see her and her new baby! This heartwarming interaction is only one example of how similar animals and people can be – especially when it comes to parenting or animal grandparenting in this case.

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5 comments on “Rescued Wallaby Visits Former Caretaker With the Sweetest Surprise (PHOTO)”

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John Pasqua
9 Months Ago


Muriel Servaege
9 Months Ago

Wallabies and kangaroos have feelings very similar to the ones man could have. What\'s more, they are sweet and adorable.

Lopez Anthony
2 Years Ago

Suggs Stephanie
2 Years Ago

Umm. Australia is one of the seven continents with island surrounding it. New Guinea and so on... It would be the correct geographic description. Maybe if people would just read a nice story and enjoy it instead of pick things to pieces looking for the know-it-all negatives their life would be more enjoyable.

Annie Geysen
2 Years Ago


Sonal Govil
2 Years Ago

"found all over Australia, and it’s surrounding islands" Your editor needs to pull her or his socks up. Tch.

Trevor James Alvut
22 Dec 2015

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