You’ve heard of Crocodile Dundee, but how about Kangaroo Dundee? Chris “Brolga” Barns, star of the Kangaroo Dundee films in Australia, is a real-life hero to more than two dozen orphaned kangaroos in Alice Springs, Australia.
After his experiences as a bird keeper in Western Australia, and zoo keeper in the Northern Territory, Barns decided to create his own sanctuary to help kangaroos whose mothers have been hit by cars.
He usually saves them from the side of the road while they are still lying in their mother’s pouch.
The little kangaroo that inspired him to educate people and rescue other joeys was Palau, a joey that was left for dead on the side of the road.
“I was a tour guide at the time,” Brolga told Daily Mail Australia, “and I saw the ‘roo on the road and I got off the bus to check it.”
Of course, the harrowing tale doesn’t end there…