Watch: Baby Kangaroo Rescued After His Mother Dies
Weighing about nine ounces and around a month old, the baby kangaroo’s chances of survival aren’t great.
When Sherri Midson got a call about a kangaroo dying on private property in New South Wales, Australia, she immediately went to investigate.
Unfortunately, the kangaroo was dead by the time Midson arrived. With her husband recording the incident, Midson then reached inside the kangaroo's pouch, pulling out a small joey. The joey, seen wriggling and kicking its legs, was so small it fit entirely in Midson's hand.
Pulling the joey from its mother, Midson then cut the mother's teat, on which the joey was still suckling.
DON'T MISS THE REST OF THIS STORY!
Create a free account to continue and get unlimited access to hundreds of Nat Geo articles, plus newsletters.