Little kangaroos are left to die in the dead mother's bag until he comes
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Have you heard of Crocodile Dundee? And about the Dundee Kangaroo? Chris Barnes is the star of films about Australia called Kangaroo Dundee ("Kangaroo Dundee"). Chris is also a real hero for dozens of little kangaroos whose mothers died while they were still in their bags.
If you think that there are few of them, then this is not so. In fact, kangaroos quite often die under the wheels of cars. If you think that the protection of the front part of the car was accidentally called "kangaroo", then you also did not guess.
Animal lover Chris Barnes is also known by the nickname Brolga, which means "Australian crane". He got his nickname for a reason, Chris used to be engaged in bird conservation in Western Australia. Now he is busy creating a sanctuary for baby kangaroos whose mothers were hit to death by cars while they were still in their bags.
Chris usually finds baby kangaroos in the bags of kangaroos knocked to death by the side of the road.
"One day, while working as a guide, I noticed a kangaroo lying on the road. I got off the bus to check on him."
"It was a bloated and rotting female kangaroo. She had been dead for several days, but there was still a live cub in her bag."
"I took it and named it Palau. Then I nursed and cured him and released him back into the wild a year later."
This was Chris Barnes' first rescue experience, after which he wanted to create a nature reserve. "So many people drive past downed kangaroos, unaware that perhaps there are still living little kangaroos in their bellies right now."
Chris created a rescue center for small kangaroos, but soon discovered that there was not enough space and he needed to expand.
However, working two jobs, he could not afford it, but he was saved by the inheritance left to him by his uncle.
Today Chris Barnes continues to increase the territory of the reserve and take care of the little kangaroos. His merits were even noted by the BBC channel in a specially created program "Kangaroo Dundee".
To date, Chris has 90 acres of territory on which there are shrubs, 30 houses for kangaroos of different ages and other animals.
"Anyone can do it," says Chris.
He tries to keep the shrubs and other vegetation intact so that the little kangaroos have a complete sense of wildlife.
Chris made bags for kangaroos out of blankets and pillowcases so that they would never get cold, feel safe and be with him wherever he went.
As soon as kangaroos become adults and ready for independent life, Chris releases them into the wild.
Since its opening in 2005, the reserve has helped more than 200 kangaroos survive.
Kangaroos, like small children, need constant care.
Chris' incredible efforts were made possible by generous donations. The next goal is to create the first hospital for wild animals in Central Australia on the territory of the reserve.
For his services and unearthly kindness to animals, Chris was named "Australian of the Year" in 2014.
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