Kangaroo Dundee

Kangaroo Dundee

Book - 2013
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Brolga (aka Chris Barns) is the 6ft 7in strong but sensitive Aussie star of the extraordinary BBC series Kangaroo Dundee. Brolga lives in a simple tin shed in the outback where he raises orphaned baby kangaroos. It is a sad fact of life that kangaroo mothers are at the mercy of speeding cars in this part of the world - killed on the road, their young still tucked up in their pouches. These young joeys holding on to life, have been given a second chance thanks to the kindness and dedication of Brolga, who carefully retrieves them and nurses them back to health. Brolga has been rescuing these special creatures for years, slowly and painstakingly creating a kangaroo sanctuary for the many kangaroos he has saved, reared and loved. Charting Brolga's life with the joeys and honing in on his relationship with one or two in particular, Kangaroo Dundee tells the heart-warming, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant story of one man's unique relationship with a group of extraordinary animals.
Publisher: London :, Hodder & Stoughton,, 2013
Description: 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781444753318
Branch Call Number: 599.222 Bar
Additional Contributors: Knight, James.


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Nov 18, 2015

Any animal lover with a dream to help animals, can be inspired by this book.
Brolga is doing an amazing job rescuing and fostering baby Kangaroos.
Though it was very tough going at the beginning, a lot of hard work, luck, and his Uncle helped to make his dream of a Kangaroo Sanctuary a reality.
Where he can continue to spread the word about rescuing joeys, from road kill to cruelty cases. Everyone of them is given a chance to grow up, happy and healthy, and if all goes well, return to the wild.

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