Roo cute! Pet-lover adopts an adorable orphaned baby kangaroo named Luna – rescuing her from the side of the road where she was found in her dead mother’s pouch after being hit by a car
- Luna the kangaroo was found by a road in Esperance, WA in her mother’s pouch
- After her mother died, Richelle Waideman, 29, took Luna in as her own pet
- She now raises the kangaroo and even takes it to the shops and to the beach
- Ms Waideman says Luna will be released back to the wild but hopes she’ll return
An animal lover has raised a baby kangaroo as her own after she was found inside her mother’s pouch after she was hit and killed by a car.
Luna the kangaroo was found at just five months old near a road in Esperance on Western Australia’s south coast.
She was then taken in by Richelle Waideman, 29, who lives on a 300 hectare farm along with her partner and various other animals including border collies, a cat and horses.
The pair have since been on several adventures together including going to the shops and even to the beach.
Richelle Waideman, 29, is raising Luna the kangaroo as her own after her mother was killed by a car
The pair have ventured to various places together including the beach and the shops
Ms Waideman said initially raising Luna was like looking after a ‘newborn baby’ as she had to wake up several times to feed her throughout the night.
‘I bring her in at night as it is cold but eventually she will be released back into the wild as she will go off to find a mate – she may or may not come back,’ she told Caters.
Ms Waideman works for a grain company and said one of the truck drivers found Luna beside the road.
After her company was informed, the 29-year-old offered to take her in.
‘Throughout the day, she roams the farm and winds the cats up but loves playing with the dog,’ Ms Waideman said.
Luna loves to play with the other animals on the farm where Ms Waideman lives in Western Australia
Luna sleeps inside a pillow case inside the house and gets up once each night to go to the toilet.
She also acts like any other household pet, with Ms Waideman saying she ‘snuggles’ with her on the couch and bed while watching TV.
Luna regularly visits a kangaroo sanctuary where she can play with other animals like her, as Ms Waideman believes Luna sometimes ‘thinks she’s a dog’.
Eventually Luna will be released back into the wild but her new mum is hopeful she will return.
‘I hope she returns with her babies – I will feel like a proud mum!’
Ms Waideman (pictured with partner) said Luna snuggles with her on the couch while watching TV and acts like any other house pet