Kangaroos, nature and nurture

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A few years ago on a trip to Australia we met some kangaroos.  

*Adopts Rolf Harris voice* I met this little fella (right) on my recent trip to Florida. He was fast asleep in his 'pouch' – basically a shoulder bag – but we were still able to stroke him.

Last week I saw a report on the news about how Kangaroo meat is becoming more popular Down Under. I know some will argue that they need culling, there are too many of them, we eat beef so why not kangaroo? But it's not something I could ever feel comfortable with. And you know what? They. Were. There. First. They also release practically no methane, which is kind of important, when you think about it.

*This is my entry to the Gallery – the theme this week is Nature.

written by Liz Jarvis

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12 Responses to Kangaroos, nature and nurture

  1. Mirka Moore says:

    My favourite, kangaroos. When I lived in Sydney I saw many and I especially loved the little "Joeys". The first time I saw them, in the Sydney Zoo, we touched them as well, but it was nothing in comparison when we were travelling around Australia, and on a few occassions we were just a few steps away from them in wild nature.

  2. fiona erlandsen says:

    Oh bless how cute is that!

  3. Kate says:

    Really cute pic, love it!

  4. Dawn says:

    So so cute 🙂

  5. English Mum says:

    OMG brings back such lovely memories – he had just the softest, softest fur… *sigh*

  6. Him Up North says:

    Great pic. Kangaroo meat? Are they farming them? Interesting parallel with beef and pork etc. Kangaroo just doesn’t seem right somehow.

  7. If I Could Escape says:

    Awwwwwwwwwwwww. No way could I ever eat kangaroo.

  8. Amy says:

    Awww… so cute. We saw some at Marwell on Saturday and they look so cuddly. I’m not sure I could bring myself to eat kangaroo either.

  9. mummywalker says:

    Sooooooo cute x

  10. Michelle says:

    Awwww very cute!

  11. MuddyNoSugar says:

    Awwwww…super lovely

  12. bubbleboo says:

    Such an adorable picture, I so want to visit Australia! And yes, very good points made, too. I know I couldn’t eat it.

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