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Orphaned kangaroo and wombat become best friends

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An orphaned kangaroo and a wombat have become best friends.

The kangaroo named Anzac and the wombat named Peggy have become close after sharing a pouch together at Wildlife Kilmore Rescue Centre in Victoria, Australia.

Orphans Anzac the kangaroo joey and Peggy the wombat joey share a pouch.

© Rex Features / Rob Leeson/Newspix



Anzac is just over five months old and was brought to the centre after being rescued in the Macedon Ranges.

He needed comforting as he missed his mother and so was placed in a pouch with Peggy where the two slept together.

Orphans Anzac the kangaroo joey and Peggy the wombat joey share a pouch.

© Rex Features / Rob Leeson/Newspix



Workers at the centre have said that the two animals get on so well together because they possess similar personality traits. They say that Anzac is very social and Peggy is boisterous and cheeky.

Expert Lisa Milligan explained the creatures who have an unlikely friendship are comforted by each other's movement and heartbeat, adding: "There are lots of baby animals about at the moment, and they are orphaned for a range of reasons."

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