Queen Abi! Abigail the kangaroo will warm your heart with her hugs. This rescued marsupial is unlike the others. While other kangaroos wander and lobby around for food Abi wants something different: affection.
Abigail’s parents had sadly died before she was rescued by the Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs in Australia and she couldn’t help but smother her rescuers in hugs! Lots and lots of hugs.
It’s now 10 years later and “Queen Abi” is still hugging all the volunteers that saved her life. She loves to cuddle every morning.
The Sanctuary writes on their Facebook page, “Abi was raised from a joey with Roger and Ella…Abi came to me as an orphan of 5-months-old and was quite busted up with cuts and scrapes. Abi has grown into a very healthy 7-year-old and is my only kangaroo who comes up and gives a great big rugby tackle cuddle. Abi is also unusually light in color and I think she is very beautiful.”
Sometimes you can even find Abi lounging in the warm sun. It’s amazing to see how great she is being taken care of. The mission of Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs is to educate and encourage people to rescue and care for kangaroos and other wildlife and animals. Their motto is “Animals come first.” This incredible wildlife sanctuary is used for the rescue of baby orphaned kangaroos and adult kangaroos.