When you’ve been down, there’s only one thing to do: get back up and just keep going. After a Donnybrook brushfire raged through Australia, taking lives, one motherless baby kangaroo is showing us how to bounce back after hard times. These photos are so precious!
Meet Blue Gum, a rescued baby kangaroo.
Blue Gum suffered a trying first few days of his life. After an intense bushfire became out of control in Australia, his mother was hurt. The fire eventually burned more than 5,000 acres of land and it took 170 firefighters and 40 trucks to battle the flame.
During the blaze, a passerby noticed a leg sticking out from a mother’s pouch, and then found Blue Gum there as the mother was dying. So, the Joey was rescued and taken to the Wildhaven Wildlife Shelter.
Despite his traumatic start, Blue Gum is reportedly already bonding with other animals at the 104-acre shelter.
Look how small the baby kangaroo is in comparison to that banana and the wombat.
For more kangaroo cuteness, see this post: Watch This Kangaroo Make Friends With a Rottweiler.
Images’ source: Daily Mail