Madeleine and Sebastian, two little kangaroos from The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Central Australia, have expertise in a very particular field – cuddling. Cuddling is not at all reserved for humans. Just like children and the young of countless other species, little kangaroos very much need comforting contact with others. It is not without a reason that we sometimes see pictures of baby animals with stuffed toys – hugging is really therapeutic and seriously beneficial to the growth and emotional development of many baby animals. Of course, a stuffed toy does not compare to a mom or, at least, a fellow animal.
Those two roos, fortunately, have each other to cuddle whenever they feel like it – and feel like it they do, all the time! Their sweet little hugs are bound to bring a smile to every face.
Madeleine and Sebastian are best friends and are together practically always, with no chance of ever feeling lonely – they very visibly enjoy each other’s company, perhaps more than anything else. With all that hanging out together, it seems like they even managed to synchronize their belly-scratches!
To learn more about The Kangaroo Sanctuary and their work for kangaroos, click here.