Say What?!: Orphaned Possum Treats Kangaroo Doll as Surrogate Mother

Orphaned-possum-treats-kangaroo-doll-as-surrogate-motherTARONGA, Australia – An Australian wildlife hospital said an orphaned brushtail possum is being hand-raised with the help of a stuffed kangaroo the baby animal treats as her mother.

The Taronga Wildlife Hospital, part of the Taronga Zoo, said the female joey, dubbed “Bettina” by carers, was found suffering from dehydration last month in Mosman and she is now recovering thanks to veterinarian nurse Felicity Evans and a stuffed kangaroo.

(Photo courtesy Taronga Wildlife Hospital/Paul Fahy)

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