Thursday, December 31, 2015

We couldn't resist this one in a look back at 2015: A orphan kangaroo and his teddy bear

Photo by Gillian Abbott
The Huffington Post's collection of 12 feel-good stories during 2015 had a couple of rural-oriented items, including a story from Australia about an orphan kangaroo and his teddy bear.

Gillian Abbot, a licensed wildlife carer and member of the New South Wales rescue organization WIRES, has been caring for the kangaroo named Doodlebug, found abandoned a little over a year ago and too young to take care of himself. Now 15 months old, he is gradually being released to the wild, says Abbott's son, Timothy Beshara, who put on Twitter the photo his mother took of Doodlebug hugging his teddy. ""He lies next to it, practices his kicking against it and cuddles it," Beshara told Huffington Post.

The other item with rural resonance included a British weatherman's skillful pronunciation of the 54-letter name of a Welsh village, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. 

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