Damien, a baby kangaroo

I suppose this is a juvenile of the big red kangaroo, but Aussies can weigh in here. At any rate, it’s adorable:


  1. John Frum
    Posted September 29, 2016 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Aussie here, no idea if that’s a red or not.
    What I do know is that it’s illegal to keep them as pets so I hope this guy works for a shelter or somethi similar.

  2. kelskye
    Posted September 29, 2016 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Looks more like an eastern grey than a red kangaroo tbh, though there are only eastern greys around here and I don’t have much experience sighting red kangaroos.

  3. grasshopper
    Posted September 29, 2016 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Red kangaroos are more likely to be found in semi-arid to arid locales. The bloke in charge of Damien has a South Australian accent, from the way he pronounces “castle” as “car-stle”. South Australia is a pretty dry state, so maybe Damien is a red.

  4. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted September 29, 2016 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Squee! Would Damien want his human to have a pouch for snuggles?

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted September 29, 2016 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

      I’ve seen enough photos posted of people who rear orphaned kangaroos (roadkill generally) to know that a towel or blanket across the hoomin chest as a sort of hammock is much liked by the joeys.

  5. Frank Bath
    Posted September 29, 2016 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    This looks like imprinting and I’m not happy with it, the animal is slave to its owner.

  6. Posted September 29, 2016 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    I’ve seen a big red, but not a juvenile. Still, I’d say unlikely to be one.

  7. cnjohnson2012
    Posted September 29, 2016 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    It is a grey kangaroo (probably eastern grey), not red.

  8. Ken Kukec
    Posted September 30, 2016 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    … Deborah Kerr (1921; her performance in From Here to Eternity was superb) …

    Those Hawaiian waves crashing on the beach, and Burt Lancaster’s ur-Speedos, probably deserved best supporting Oscars.

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