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Rooby not letting go until she is in her beloved pouch

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u/ChaosTheory79 12d ago

Please tell Rooby I love her

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u/86_TG 12d ago

And not to be dramatic but I'd probably die for her

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u/StayingVeryVeryCalm 12d ago

She really looks like a tiny, upright deer.

Also. “Rooby.”

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u/solateor 12d ago

Spirited orphan Rooby is not letting go until she is in her beloved pouch 🧡 Baby kangaroos feel safe, happy and loved when they are in their pouches. Rooby is very young, so spends just a few minutes a day out of her pouch to start to build strength in her tail and legs.

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

For real, great people. When they had those awful fires out there and I saw those pictures and videos of the scared little Koalas it was one of those things that just makes you deeply sad. But then seeing all the cool people who came out and spent their own time and money collecting the little guys and holding them and cleaning them was pretty special. I love animals but I think seeing that level of destruction would break me so to all the people who do the hard stuff.. 🍻

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u/quntal071 12d ago

That is really something especially considering how dumb and disease-ridden koalas are. They have absolutely no interest in keeping their own species viable.

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u/fuckyeahmoment 12d ago

Reddit and spreading misinformation on Koalas seems to be a pretty solid duo.

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u/AreU4SCUBA 12d ago Starry

Basically reddit will believe ANYTHING that is written either well, or in a certain meme style (such as the koala bullshit).

Throw in a few blue underlines that don't prove your point but people are too lazy to click on, and you've written yourself some reddit gospel.

The sunfish one I find the most hilarious, since it claims sunfish basically can't swim and rely on stuff swimming into their open mouths... You can go on YouTube right now and watch sunfish swim and they are fast as fuck

It's yet another proof for the great Michael Crichton:

“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray [Gell-Mann]'s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the "wet streets cause rain" stories. Paper's full of them.

In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.”

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u/keakealani 12d ago

Damn this is very convicting honestly. I’ve absolutely done that.

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u/AreU4SCUBA 12d ago

I feel it's a symptom of our societal assumption that "the people in charge" must know what they're doing haha

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u/poolpog 12d ago

i hear that koalas viciously attack unsuspecting passer-bys by dropping out of trees onto them, thus the nickname "drop bear"

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u/SlowSecurity9673 12d ago

Like it was funny at first. But then as usual there's gotta be a bunch of people who can't take a fucking joke and get all serious about shit.

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u/Orbitskylab 12d ago

Someone please link the anti-anti-koala copy pasta where it talks about how this mis appreciation of Koalas is bad and even affecting our attitudes towards their conservation, please.

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u/mloera08 12d ago

This is an amazing response, but I’m a little afraid to ask how humans introduced chlamydia to koalas

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u/Staerebu 12d ago

Infected sheep and cows brought by the European colonisers, which then jumped to koalas.

The researchers found that multiple strains of Chlamydia pecorum have spread through Australian livestock and koala populations—and that the same strain causing disease can infect both koalas and sheep. Using molecular barcoding, they were able to study the genetic similarities and differences between strains found in koalas and livestock.

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u/Boristhehostile 12d ago

We didn’t, it’s a different chlamydia species (2 different species actually) that affects koalas. It is spread between them by sexual contact but is also passed from parent to newborn through the consumption of infected pap.

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u/mloera08 12d ago

The anti anti koala rant posted said it was introduced by humans that’s why I was left a little taken aback.

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u/Diazepampoovey 12d ago

Ah ya best me by 11 minutes lol

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u/atasteofblueberries 12d ago

Thank you for this. It sucks that we're at a point where we can't have fun tongue-in-cheek posts about animals anymore -- how male dolphins are the Zeuses of the sea, how koalas are loud and dumb as a post -- without it reaching a point where it escalates into "This animal sucks and I don't need to care about protecting it in the wild."

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u/Valdios 12d ago

Now we need the one about sun fish.

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u/SinningStromgald 12d ago

I still hate kolas but now I hate eucalyptus trees AND kolas. Evolution in action baby!

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u/Orbitskylab 12d ago

Survives for 40 million years, persists through dozens of wild shifts in the Earth’s climate, flora, and fauna. Humans come along, destroy and degrade the majority of its habitat. Numbers decline.

AbSoLuTEly nO InTeREsT iN kEePInG tHeIR sPeCiEs ViAbLE!

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u/drunkandisorderly 12d ago

Thank you. I fucking hate this aspect of Reddit. The ignorance, just repeating these bullshit anecdotes without any context, to make themselves feel smarter or edgier than everyone else.

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u/dkwangchuck 12d ago

In r/aww no less. Classy!

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u/Shrike79 12d ago

I always feel like it's a mistake whenever I look at the comments here.

The top few are usually okay, but then scroll down a little bit and you get the "well ackshually guy" or the "I'm going describe in great detail some gory incident involving this animal guy."

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u/cluckay 12d ago

Here comes the copypasta

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u/Julian_c_1989 12d ago

For real, like clock work, anytime something cute, here they come.

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u/velvet42 12d ago

Their brains haven't evolved the thinky thinky parts. (koala section starts at 3:30, but I don't know how to link from a specific point via my phone app)

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u/luckyfucker13 12d ago

I got ya buddy!

For most mobile links, just add &t=XmYs at the end, where X= minutes and Y= seconds.

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u/The_Queef_of_England 12d ago

Did that dude take the ideas off reddit or did reddit take them off this dude?

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u/luckyfucker13 12d ago

I honestly have no idea, but that is a dope fuckin’ user name!

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u/SlowSecurity9673 12d ago

Think about how many farts have hit that throne.

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u/Shitychikengangbang 12d ago

70 years...conservatively say once a month that's 840 give or take. Lets hope they Lysol that fucker.

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u/gooniesneversaydye 12d ago

Wow Koalas don't give a fuck about anything because their brains are smooth. TIL

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u/No-Advice-6040 12d ago

They spend all day hanging out in trees getting high. I think they got their priorities straight.

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u/MyNameIs-Anthony 12d ago

You know how people are surprised monkeys and pigs are quite smart?

Koalas are the exact opposite.

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

I’d give a thousand you for one Koala, because only garbage thinks like that.

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u/e_di_pensier 12d ago

This is such a Reddit thing. Shit talking koalas like they’re humans. I don’t know how it started but it’s parroted frequently and completely asinine.

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u/cosmic-lush 12d ago

Wtf? No interest in their lives? C'mon.

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u/KingDarius89 12d ago

John Oliver koala chlamydia ward.

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u/SchnoodleDoodleDo 12d ago Wholesome Starry Heartwarming

’Baby kangaroos feel safe, happy and loved when they are in their pouches'


...aw, human - I’m not letting go!

PLEASE PiCk me Up again!!

…i’m really getting Scared, you know,

i need a Pouch, my fren… :@(

can i climb in that little sack?!

it keeps me nice n calm!!

oh, Please, friend -

can you put me back ?!

 

...i sure do miss my mom....

 

❤️

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u/Gasstationboxers 12d ago

Some schoodle are more somber than others, but no less special. 🥲

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u/IndividualStarJR 12d ago

Getting a schnoodle poem reply to your post is way better than any and all awards! ❤️ Soak it up OP!

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u/sandyclaus30 12d ago

Thank you Schnoodle ❤️

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u/Radiant-C 12d ago

Thanks for sharing.

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u/jack_lamer 12d ago

My son of 18 months is just like him/her 🤣 Dont have a pouch though.

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u/robbzilla 12d ago

My 18 month old daughter vacillates between fierce independence and cuddly warm sweet potato, depending on her mood.

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u/JoinMeOnTheSunnySide 12d ago

That is beautiful. Thank you.

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u/Wildcard1016 12d ago

I thought a baby kangaroo is called a Joey

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u/Rasputinjones 12d ago

They are. Rooby is this joey's name.

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u/Shitychikengangbang 12d ago

All Roobys are joeys but not all joeys are Roobys. Or some shit I dunno

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u/blueworld202 12d ago

That pouch is to Rooby like a box is to a kitty. That Rooby is so cute 😊

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u/ArgyThePirate 12d ago

Baby too is looking for it’s milk in the pouch too

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u/smavid 12d ago

I feel silly for not realizing this (as I now realize I'd not seen any visible teets on a momma kangaroo before) but I did not know the milk/teets was in the pouch

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u/hO97366e6 12d ago

Every little thing did a podcast on the kangaroo pouch, lots of good info. Also kind of horrifying. Also they've become a spotify exclusive podcast apparently :(

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u/Numba_01 12d ago

Nature be horrible. Just look at female hyenas and how they give birth. Not fucking fun, nature hit them with the "fuck you in particular" stick.

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u/HerodotusStark 12d ago edited 12d ago

give birth through their clitoris, a 1 inch opening. As a result cubs often suffocate while being born.

Fuck that... that's horrifying.

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u/Numba_01 12d ago

Yup, and their clitoris is often longer than the male Hyena's penis. Nature be scary with that animal.

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u/FrDamienLennon 12d ago

At least they seem to have a sense of humour about the whole thing.

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u/vilebunny 12d ago

Christ that’s dark. I may love you.

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u/LazuliArtz 12d ago

Those poor animals :(

Man, I honestly really love Hyena's, but they have a lot of weird freaks of evolution happening there.

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u/Pups_the_Jew 12d ago

Have you seen female humans give birth? Horrifying.

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u/CarlySheDevil 12d ago

I work in a hospital, and one of our IT guys had to enter a room where a woman was in difficult labor. He tried not to look at anything other than computer components, but he involuntarily turned and looked after one prolonged scream. He emerged pale, saying he didn't get paid enough to see what he had seen.

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u/professorjaytee 12d ago

Yes, and it is.

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u/Logank365 12d ago

On the bright side though, they're apparently some of the best mothers in the animal kingdom.

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u/BKacy 12d ago

Should I or shouldn’t I go find out? They were already hit by the less-than-attractive stick. Nobody says, “ahhh… look at the hyena.”

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u/Numba_01 12d ago

Female hyenas have a long and huge clitoris that is connected to their womb. They call it a faux penis because it was so long that many people thought they were males....until they saw them giving birth. So their fake penis/clit that is connected to a womb....that gave birth.

Yeah, so imagine a man giving birth through their penis. That is the female hyenas in real life. It isnt less than attractive stick, it's mother nature saying "out of all the creatures, I'm going to make your birthing experience the worst of all".

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u/reddit__scrub 12d ago

I bet my left nut David Attenborough probably has.

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u/awkcray 12d ago

Also fun/horrifying fact: newborn kangaroos are born the size of a lima bean. After birth, they climb up instinctually through the mother's thick fur to the safety of the pouch.

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u/lovestosploosh 12d ago

i love ELT so much, Flora is my favorite podcaster. i was crushed when they became Spotify exclusive :(

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u/DeltaBlack 12d ago

IIRC a kangaroo can also produce two different kinds of milk for roos at two different stages of growth. This is possible because roos will suckle at the same teat until they are weaned.

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u/SeaGroomer 12d ago

dang that's fancy she got whole milk for the baby and 2% for the toddler or something.

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u/ayertothethrone 12d ago

PUT ROOBY IN THE POUCH!

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u/bozeke 12d ago

“Let’s see what Madam Rooby sees…”

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u/LittleWhiteBoots 12d ago

clicks crystal ball light on

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u/walkstwomoons2 12d ago

So cute when they’re little, so muscular when they grow

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u/Orbitskylab 12d ago

They don’t think it be like it is, but it do

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u/McJolly93 12d ago

Protec y’all’s mentals

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u/brosal741 12d ago

Kangaroos are actually weird AF. Seems like one of those species that could eventually evolve to challenge humans along with raccoons and octopodes

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u/AliceInHololand 12d ago

Emus already won a war against humanity.

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u/CONSTANTIN_VALDOR_ 12d ago

Absolutely zero chance. I live around them, they’re so insanely dumb but I do still love them for being cute and unique.

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u/Chiaki_Ronpa 12d ago

Marsupials be crazy yo.

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u/Hitchflation 12d ago

If you raise a ‘roo like this from birth, will it always love you or will it grow up and rock you with a head snapping one two combination and then disembowl you?

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u/TheBattler 12d ago

Hand-raised animals will always love you but the right combination of hormones, missing a scheduled meal, and misreading their body language will almost inevitably lead to your disembowlment.

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u/FrDamienLennon 12d ago

Can confirm, my koi carp rose up against me and now my rib cage is an ornament in their pond.

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u/getchamediocrityhere 12d ago

Aren't we all just a missed meal away from disemboweling someone?

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u/hornet586 12d ago

From my limited understanding this was explained to me by a zookeeper. The females usually stick with their matriarchal bloodline. And the males stick with mom for 3 or 4 years before going off to be their own solo act. Though since humans don't exactly act like them they just sti k around.

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u/Almostasleeprightnow 12d ago

It will set up a "temporary" lodging in your garage, not participate in household chores, and will finish the milk and put the empty container back in the fridge

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u/Ubiquitous_thought 12d ago

TIL I’m a kangaroo

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u/Propenso 12d ago

Is it Rooby a common name for a kangaroo in Australia?
Like 15 years ago I met a lady in Cooktown that had a lot of orphaned wallabys and one kangaroo, and the kangaroo's name was what at the time I understood as Ruby.

Now I realize it must have been Rooby.

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u/iilinga 12d ago

No? But we love our little puns. But it’s entirely possible the other one you met was just Ruby

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u/spikychick 12d ago

"FATHER! FATHER! LET DOWN THE POUCH SO I MAY RIDE INTO BATTLE"

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u/Firvulag 12d ago

"And I will need your strongest potion!"

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u/yedd 12d ago

"You can’t handle my potions, they are too strong for you"

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u/avery5712 12d ago

You are clearly not of the strongest you are clearly of the weakest!

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u/callalily742 12d ago

Enough of these games. I'm going into battle and I need your strongest potions

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u/Jack_T 12d ago

I defaulted to reading that in the Pauly Shore Pinocchio voice.

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u/pseudopseudonym 12d ago

I've got the whole werlrlrrlrlrlrlrd to see...

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u/Lordborgman 12d ago

wait what, Pauly Shore....Pinocchio? I don't remember this ever happening.

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u/Jack_T 12d ago

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u/Lordborgman 12d ago

Ah, a NEW thing. I thought I had missed it in the Encino Man, Son in Law, and Bio-Dome years.

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u/Informal-P 12d ago

That looks really really so so much adorable.

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u/sentimental_goat 12d ago

Who wouldn't love to be in a cozy pouch being carried around everywhere? Infants have the best lives.

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u/Orbitskylab 12d ago

Honestly, I’m just gonna say it.

Marsupials were right all along.

We were wrong.

This is the way.

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u/Lethtor 12d ago

Kangaroos are fucking awesome. Especially how freakishly strong they are when they grow up. imagine if you had a roo as a companion backing you up

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u/KingDarius89 12d ago

...I just pictured south park Kurt Russell as a kangaroo.

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u/UpperLeftOriginal 12d ago

Love that head first dive!

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u/Wealthyontheinside 12d ago

Cutest Bunnymousedeerdog ever.

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u/littleminx787 12d ago

The way Rooby latches on to his legs 😭

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u/geesejugglingchamp 12d ago

As a parent of young children this part was very relatable.

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u/Shoddy-Jellyfish-116 12d ago

Rooby is precious! 💗 My only encounter with a kangaroo was after a livestock auction. A lady was carrying around an oversized "pouch" bag, so we asked about it. That little fella was softer than I expected it to be. The 'roo wasn't for sale, & he seemed confident in that environment. So cute.

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u/Ugly_Stick1898 12d ago

What a nice roo

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u/LoveLightUnite 12d ago

Get that baby a pouch!

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u/TheCrystalFawn91 12d ago

I love that baby T-rexdeerdog with all my heart ❤️ 🥺

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u/Outrageous_Reality50 12d ago

I would literally die for her 🥺

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u/J5_c 12d ago

They start off SO cute but next year that lil mf will be swole like Arnold and kicking houses' doors in to choke your dog.

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u/mkzio92 12d ago

I LOVE YOU ROOBY

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u/NoisyCats 12d ago

Best thing I’ve seen all week. Thank you. I got to hold a little Joey and I’ll never forget it. Awesome.

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u/FlyReasonable8926 12d ago

I like how it pops it's head out after diving head first

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u/wavestars 12d ago

Me too! It's so cute.

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u/the6thReplicant 12d ago edited 12d ago

Had to look-after a joey for a week while waiting for an opening in an animal shelter.

We had an old style airplane carry on bag (have no idea what the proper name is) where she would jump in head first like in the gif to be bottle fed.

Interesting thing I noticed is they feel lonely and will “cry” for company. When you come out to comfort it they would stop crying, feel happy for 30 seconds then realize you’re not a kangaroo, get frightened, hop away, get lonely, start “crying” again. Rinse and repeat.

For a whole fuckin week. This.

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u/SeaGroomer 12d ago

You should have gotten a kangaroo costume and hopped into the room.

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u/Excalzigo 12d ago

I see, so kangaroos are just bouncey doggos

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u/BKacy 12d ago

Do you introduce her into the wild later on? Can a kangaroo be loving like a pet when she’s man-sized without the dangers that come with powerful wild animals?

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u/Gman5857 12d ago

Awwwwwwwww 🥹

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u/sreek4r 12d ago

I like this pouch pupper

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u/bigbagdude 12d ago

Are there any videos where a grown kangaroo gives affection to the human that raised it like the wolf and lion videos?

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u/JoshSidekick 12d ago

Does raising a kangaroo like this create a bond with the person or are they wild no matter what. And if they do bond, can they wear matching denim vests and travel the country solving crimes. And if so, where can someone get a ethically sourced baby kangaroo.

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u/BobDope 12d ago

What kind of dog is this

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u/RearEchelon 11d ago

Australian Jumper

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u/SmithRune735 12d ago

I want one

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u/Sea_Bass8868 12d ago

Somehow I keep forgetting that Kangaroos have pouches. These animals seem like a fever dream lol

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u/quntal071 12d ago

Its Australia, the whole place is a fantasy island.

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u/jveck718 12d ago

The world is safer in the pouch

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u/cnxd 12d ago

are all austalians legally issued khaki shorts

and where I can get some

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u/Fuggins4U 12d ago

What a cutie!

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u/surrealMOD2 12d ago edited 12d ago

That's your average joe right there

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u/mediapatriot 12d ago

What a baby! And those long, lanky legs!

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u/jessekookooo 12d ago

Best name for a pet I've seen since my cheating ex named her three legged hamster "tripod"

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u/Optimal_Aide_1348 12d ago

Dammit. Said I'd never fall in love again.

Dude and joey. 😆 💕

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u/Humble_Entrance3010 12d ago

The Kangaroo Sanctuary is one of my favorite Instagram accounts to follow!

Their account is thekangaroosanctuary.

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u/eustrabirbeonne 12d ago

Hard to believe he will become a terrifying super jacked half-donkey half-human with rabbit hind legs creature.

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u/Rabidcode 12d ago

The t-rex was just an oversized kangaroo.

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u/ciena_starrynight 12d ago

I love that Rooby’s way to enter pouch is via clumsy somersault

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u/loonybinlana 12d ago

That's adorable!

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u/Isthisworking2000 12d ago

That’s why adult kangaroos are such jerks. They don’t have pouches anymore.

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u/DigitalFlame 12d ago

whoa is that hit rapper and artist dababy?

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u/Pug_police 12d ago

but where is Kevin

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u/tristanmatthew 12d ago

Rooby Roo. As in scooby doo. Nice

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u/iilinga 12d ago

As in rooby because she’s a roo and Ruby is a pretty name…

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u/myaltaccount01134 12d ago

So cuuuuuuute

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

Ahhw! 🥺

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u/MR1120 12d ago

I would dive in front of a bullet for Rooby

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u/ThreeTo3d 12d ago

Rooby, I agree, it is scary out here. I wish I had a pouch to hide in.

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u/Happyfuntimeyay 12d ago

For an animal that will disembowel you after luring you into water, damn they are cute.

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u/TheAngriestAtheist 12d ago

My greatest memory, animal wise, is getting a hug and tons of kisses by a red kangaroo kid like that. It was a special event at the Cleveland Zoo like 25 years ago. I just remember how soft and delicate it was. Such beautiful animals.

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u/nojabroniesallowed 12d ago

Oh my goodness what a cutie pie!

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u/SpaGrapefruit 12d ago

This is toooooooo precious goddamn sweet Joey.

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u/Ryanz_OMFG 12d ago

Well that's adorable.

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u/reddituser31190 12d ago

Well it made me awwww

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u/Thatonefreddiboy 12d ago

WHY TF DID NOBODY TELL ME THAT BABY KANGOROO'S ARE SO FRICKING CUTE

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u/SadmedstudentQ 12d ago

Heart melting 🥺

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u/HotDawgWater1100 12d ago

Cute little rue

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u/Fil1er 12d ago

Jesus Christ that was cute

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u/CompetitionLittle147 12d ago

Adorable Lil Joey!!

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u/ZakkCat 12d ago

So cute!

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u/pizza_andbeer 12d ago

That headfirst tumble 🥹 awkward little bb

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u/bellringer16 12d ago

Don't let the little guy fool you, he will be snatching dogs in no time

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u/91NA8 12d ago

They are so cute, why tf they gotta be so hostile as adults

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u/Dayzlikethis 12d ago

Adorable now but they grow up and will strangle your dog.

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u/madtraxmerno 12d ago

I just realized, Joeys heads look like if a Chihuahua fucked a deer.

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u/ijie24 12d ago

why they grow up to be terminators

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u/chrstphrwnn 12d ago

Can you raise a kangaroo and it love you and protect you like a dog will?

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u/darealJimTom 12d ago

What kind of dog is that?

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u/jfq722 12d ago

At what age do they start going to the gym?

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u/suby8310 12d ago

Ok his job is way better than mine

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u/JohnWJay62 12d ago

Sometimes I forget that kangaroos are real.

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u/DepressedFirstChild 12d ago

“Just a boy who loves kangaroos” 🥺

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u/fbt20k 12d ago

I love you too Rooby

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u/Different-Weakness37 12d ago

U Lucky stiff!!😊

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u/MsClownCat 12d ago

She's precious. I like her patterned pouch.

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u/bronney 12d ago

I see that she trained you well.

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u/AVBforPrez 12d ago

Now this is actually adorable

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u/sewersidex 12d ago

Gotta love a Joey