Stories of animal rescues are often both tragic and heartwarming at the same time. It’s great to hear about the happy endings that these animals often find, but it’s terrible to know that they were abandoned or harmed in the past.
Here, we have the store of Abi the kangaroo. Known as ‘Queen Abi’ at The Kangaroo Sanctuary in the town of Alice Springs, Australia, this kangaroo was rescued over a decade ago and has spent almost her whole life at the sanctuary.
The mission of the sanctuary is summed up in the following statement: “Animals come first. We rescue, rehabilitate and release orphaned baby kangaroos back into the wild. Those who can’t be released into the wild are released into the worlds of our 188 acre Sanctuary.”
Abi could have run free and explored the Australian outback, but she has always preferred to stay at the sanctuary with the people she counts as family.
Not only that, but Abi actually gives her rescuers hugs every time she sees them. It’s like she knows that they saved her life and wants to express her gratitude however she can.
Abi is a red kangaroo, the biggest kind of kangaroo known to man, and is capable of running up to 35 miles per hour.
But instead of using those powerful legs to bound around the wild, she’s perfectly happy chilling out with her human friends and having friendly cuddles.
Abi’s behavior is quite rare for a kangaroo. Normally, these animals can be quite defensive and independent, so it’s fascinating to see how close Abi feels to her human companions.
She’s also very friendly with other kangaroos at the sanctuary and can often be found hopping around with her buddies.
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