Rufus The Kangaroo Loves His Daily Couch Cuddles With Dad

By. Neluka

Kangaroos are animals that have powerful hind legs, a long and strong tail, and small front hind legs. They belong to the animal family Macropus, which clearly means “bigfoot.” Due to their large feet, kangaroos can leap some 30 feet in a single leap, and travel for more than 30 miles per hour.

Kangaroos are inhibited mostly in Eastern Australia and they travel in small groups called troops or herds, typically made up of 50 or more animals. If they are threatened, kangaroos may stamp on the ground with their strong feet as a warning alert.

About the female kangaroos, they carry a pouch on their belly which is constructed by a fold in their skin, to literally rock the baby kangaroos, who are called joeys. These newborn joeys are just one inch long at birth, or about the size of a grape. After birth, joeys travel with no assistance, through their mom’s thick fur to the comfort and safety of the pouch. A newborn joey usually cannot swallow, so the kangaroo mom uses her muscles to pump milk down its throat. By around 4 months, the joey comes out from the pouch for short strolls and to consume small shrubs. Finally, at 10 months, the joey is independent enough to leave the adult kangaroo for the better.

Rufus, the kangaroo, was rescued at age eight and now he is taken care of under the Patch Kangaroo sanctuary in Boston, Australia.

The specialty of Rufus is that he turned to be a very lazy kangaroo who fell in love with his couch. He felt safe there and he would spend most of his time on the couch watching tv and relaxing. Ever since, Kym and Neil, his owners had to sacrifice the couch just for the sake of their constant love towards Rufus.

 

On a final note, to quote Kym, “I’ve always been an animal lover and know with having the sanctuary I know what I was put on this earth to do.”

Please SHARE this story with your friends and family.

Related Posts

The Way Two Loyal And Devoted Dogs Take Care And Protect A 1-Year-Old Baby When His Mother Is Away Has Touched Millions Of People

Heartwarming Video: Two Devoted Dogs Care for and Watch Over a Baby in the Absence of the Mother In a heartwarming display of loyalty and love, a…

Incredibly, after enduring 2,381 days in a shelter, a dog is overwhelmed with disbelief as he finally finds a place to call home

Higgins was taken to the shelter when he was a young puppy and was adopted immediately. However, life in his first home wasn’t good and Higgins came…

So Heartless! Pregnant Dog Abandoned In The Street Cries For Help Are Ignored By Passersby

I’m so sorry to hear about the pregnant dog that was аЬапdoпed in the middle of the city. This is an incredibly heartless and сгᴜeɩ act that…

A Frightened Stray Cat Rediscovers Love And Comfort After Faithfully Appearing At A Man’s Doorstep Every Day,Finding Solace And Security

This story is about a surprise guest who changed a man’s life. Alex never thought of himself as a cat person, until this stray tabby showed up…

Cat Given A Comfy Home Just In Time So Her Kittens Won’t Have To Be Born Outside

A cat was given a comfy home just in time so her kittens wouldn’t have to be born outside. Last month, Karly and Katelyn Saltarski, cofounders of Salty…

”Finding Hope In Each Other: Touching The Beautiful Friendshqip Between Tow Disable Dogs That Touched Millions Of Hearts

safe haven and a loving home. She showered him with affection, care, and the necessary medical attention to ensure his well-being. Despite Charlie’s disability, his spirit remained…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *