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Woman rescues baby kangaroo from dead mother's pouch

By
Ben Hooper

Aug. 21 (UPI) -- An Australian woman saved the life of a kangaroo found still alive in its dead mother's pouch at the side of a road.

Lauren Wagner said she and friend Sarah Wragge were driving from McLaren Vale, South Australia, to Adelaide when they spotted the mother kangaroo that had apparently been killed in a collision with a car.

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The women noticed the animal appeared to be moving so they took a closer look and discovered a joey still alive inside the marsupial's pouch.

The video, recorded by Wragge, shows Wagner carefully removing the joey from the pouch.

The women said they turned the joey over to a wildlife expert to be hand-raised.

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