“Kangaroo Dundee” Packs an Adorable Punch
February 7, 2015 Leave a Comment
It’s hard to not love kangaroos, but now that I’ve been introduced to Chris “Brolga” Barnes, the star of Kangaroo Dundee – premiering tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. on Wisconsin Public Television – I think it’s safe to say that he’s the kangaroo king. At his self-operated sanctuary in Australia, Brolga is “mum” to almost 30 kangaroos (that’s right – 30!).
Brolga has dedicated his life to raising orphan kangaroos so that they can be released back into the wild, and helping baby kangaroos reach adulthood safely isn’t an easy task. In fact, it involves many of the daily activities that human parents face, including potty training, late-night feeding sessions and even a few lessons in manners.
Tune in to Kangaroo Dundee to join Brolga as he meets the most recent additions to his kangaroo family – orphan joeys Rex and Ruby – and follow the babies’ journey to independence. You’ll also get a glimpse into Brolga’s unique life as a kangaroo caretaker and meet the many marsupials that enrich his world.
From Ella, a female kangaroo who teaches Brolga the tricks of raising joeys, to Roger – a ferocious adult male who takes trespassers on his turf extremely seriously, you’ll learn that the kangaroos’ personalities are as strong as their legs.