These Tree Kangaroo Joeys Will Melt Your Heart

AdamCoxPublished: March 10, 2014181,284 views
Published: March 10, 2014

Have you ever seen a Tree Kangaroo Joey? Margit Cianelli is a wildlife carer who currently has two tree kangaroo joeys in care, Anneli and Kimberley. Both joeys are from the wild, having lost contact with their mothers due to natural circumstances (possibly a rejection).

During their time in care with Margit, at her successful rainforest homestay called the 'Lumholtz Lodge', they will spend many months learning how to climb (inside and outside). They will also be taught which foods are safe to eat (even some spaghetti as a snack) and how to handle disputes with other tree kangaroos. At this age, the joeys love to explore the furniture and wrestle with teddy bears. Preparing tree kangaroo joeys for the wild is a very long process, however, Margit is committed to giving these two joeys the best chance possible of survival.

A dedicated wildlife carer, Margit was born in Germany and trained as a ZOO keeper in Stuttgart Zoological Garden before moving to Australia in 1972. There she focused herself on the endemic Lumholtz Tree-Kangaroo, naming her ledge after the animal. She spent the last 40 years of her life taking care of sick and orphaned wildlife, recognizing her internationally in the natural history world.

She has an extensive knowledge of the rainforest and its unique inhabitants, which will provide you with an unforgettable experience, should you decide on visiting.

Music: 'Happy' by JoshKramerMusic.

Audio: Rachael Wasiak.

Created by Adam Cox.

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