A joey melted hearts after begging to be put back in a cloth pouch.
The video was posted on The Kangaroo Sanctuary Facebook page in Alice Springs a week ago.
In the video, the little orphan named “Rooby” refuses to let go of a man’s leg until it is placed in a cloth pouch.
In the video, the orphan joey named ‘Rooby’ (pictured) refuses to let go of the man’s leg until it is placed in a cloth pouch
The sanctuary says ‘baby kangaroos feel safe, happy and loved when in their pouches’ (pictured)
The sanctuary told Daily Mail Australia that “baby kangaroos feel safe, happy and loved when they are in their pouches”.
“She is a little orphan who was rescued last month and brought to the sanctuary,” a spokesperson for the sanctuary said.
“Rooby is very young, so she only spends a few minutes a day out of her pocket to start strengthening her tail and legs.”
They said she settled in very quickly and was quite a big character for such a small baby.
One person commented ‘She (pictured) is precious! Absolutely beautiful, she will grow and become a beautiful “roo!”
“She loves to cuddle and is always curious,” added a spokesperson for the sanctuary.
The sanctuary said the goal is for the joey to be released into the wild within a year, once it is big enough.
The adorable video sparked many comments on the Sanctuary page.
‘She is precious! Absolutely beautiful, she will grow and become a beautiful “roo!” one person commented.
“Thank you for everything you do for them! These beautiful ‘roos are lucky to be so loved and cared for!’
The sanctuary hopes Rooby (pictured) will be strong enough to be released back into the wild in about a year
‘Oh, she’s so nice! I would move to Australia immediately if I could work at the sanctuary. You must be excited to go to work every day,” another added.
“His love and dedication to orphaned baby kangaroos and his ongoing loving care as they live happy lives is absolutely wonderful!” one person said of the ‘roo keeper’. ‘I can’t praise him enough, restore your faith in humans! He’s one in a million!
Rooby’s story followed the discovery of a mother kangaroo with a trapped joey in a warehouse in the South Australian suburb of Richmond last Friday morning.
The confused ‘roo had found her way into an office in a warehouse and was later discovered to be carrying a joey in her pocket.
Staff were shocked after finding a kangaroo (pictured) inside their warehouse as they reported to work
Warehouse manager Andrew Hargreaves told 9News Adelaide: “I didn’t expect that for sure.” You know, it’s the kind of thing you see on the news that…we’re here.
Mr Hargreaves said he dealt with a customer before going out the back to take his order, only to find a kangaroo waiting to greet him.
‘I just thought, what’s going on here? You know, where would that thing come from?
The kangaroo then followed Mr Hargreaves into the showroom and took up residence in one of the offices.
Fauna Rescue was called in to help free the kangaroo (pictured), with rescuers saying it was ‘bigger than we expected’
The friendly marsupial allowed Mr Hargreaves to give him water and bread.
He then walked around the showroom, strolling among the customers.
Fauna Rescue was called in to help free the kangaroo, with rescuers saying it was “bigger than we expected”.
After managing to land a few kicks, a rescuer managed to capture the ‘roo.
Rescuers were able to place her (pictured) in the carrier and remove her from the office
Rescuer Simon Adamcyzk explained that “kangaroos get quite defensive when cornered in this situation.”
Rescuers were able to place her in the carrier and remove her from the office.
It has been suggested that she got lost and was looking for food.
Rescuers say the kangaroo entered the town from nearby scrubland at the top of Greenhill Road, where she was released into the wild.