Baby Kangaroo Welcomes Rescued Emu Chicks with Adorable Snuggling
The Wild Action Zoo in Victoria, Australia was recently the site of some extremely adorable inter-species snuggling. Reuben, an eight-month-old baby kangaroo, welcomed a couple of day-old emu chicks named Edi and Eli, creating a cuteness overload as they all cuddled in one cozy bed. Photographer Jay Town captured the sweet scene, which shows the emus making themselves right at home, amusingly stepping over Reuben so they can get comfortable.
Edi and Eli came to the zoo via zoologist Chris Humfrey, who rescued the little creatures from imminent danger—feral foxes. “The father emu ‘Elvis’ would not have been able to protect the chicks from being eaten at night,” he explained to Buzzfeed. “Now these bundles of fluff sleep next to my fireplace… they all live quite happily together.”
Sadly, the emus won’t stay with Reuben forever. Once they’ve grown bigger, the siblings will be reunited with their parents.