Kangaroo Dundee

Brolga aka Chris Barns is the 6ft 7in strong but sensitive Aussie star of the extraordinary BBC series Kangaroo Dundee Brolga lives in a simple tin shed in the outback where he raises orphaned baby kangaroos It is a sad fact of life that kangaroo mothers are at the mercy of speeding cars in this part of the world killed on the road, their young still tucked up in theirBrolga aka Chris Barns is the 6ft 7in strong but sensitive Aussie star of the extraordinary BBC series Kangaroo Dundee Brolga lives in a simple tin shed in the outback where he raises orphaned baby kangaroos It is a sad fact of life that kangaroo mothers are at the mercy of speeding cars in this part of the world killed on the road, their young still tucked up in their pouches These young joeys are given a second chance thanks to the kindness and dedication of Brolga, who carefully retrieves them and nurses them back to health Brolga has been rescuing these special creatures for years, slowly and painstakingly creating a kangaroo sanctuary for the many kangaroos he has saved, reared, and loved He has dedicated his life to observing how kangaroo mums care for their babies and does everything he can to replicate this The baby kangaroos, traumatized by losing their mother so early, are tucked up into pillow cases and kept warm and comforted next to Brolga at night We see him getting up at 4am to bottle feed them, washing them in a little tub, taking them to the supermarket, and generally mothering them with heartbreaking tenderness Charting Brolga s life with the joeys and honing in on his relationship with one or two in particular, Kangaroo Dundee tells the heartwarming, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant story of one man s unique relationship with a group of extraordinary animals.
Kangaroo Dundee Brolga aka Chris Barns is the ft in strong but sensitive Aussie star of the extraordinary BBC series Kangaroo Dundee Brolga lives in a simple tin shed in the outback where he raises orphaned baby ka

  • Title: Kangaroo Dundee
  • Author: Chris Barns
  • ISBN: 9781444753325
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. I watched part of the Kangaroo Dundee series that was shown on PBS, and was intrigued by this handsome, rugged, Australian man with a heart of gold! He is SO tender and loving with the kangaroos, calling himself their "mom" without losing a bit of his masculinity. When I found out he had written a book, I had to get it! I literally read it cover to cover in one day! His love for his "babies" and what he does shines through from every page. I hope to see more of him in the future and I will be fo [...]

    2. Kangaroo Dundee is about a man living in the central part of Australia. It is an inspiring book of a man who dedicates his life to nurturing sick and abandoned kangaroos. Great book for animal lovers.

    3. Any animal lover with a dream to help animals, can be inspired by this book.Brolga is doing an amazing job rescuing and fostering baby Kangaroos. Though it was very tough going at the beginning, a lot of hard work, luck, and his Uncle helped to make his dream of a Kangaroo Sanctuary a reality. Where he can continue to spread the word about rescuing joeys, from road kill to cruelty cases. Everyone of them is given a chance to grow up, happy and healthy, and if all goes well, return to the wild.

    4. My husband and I sat entranced through three hours of beautifully filmed documentary about Chris Brolga Barns' kangaroo sanctuary, much to our surprise. I was intrigued enough to want to know more. This well written memoir tells his life story as well as the kangaroos'. Enjoyed it very much, especially his vivid descriptions of the Outback. His rationale for why he does what he does is very convincing, and his efforts have gotten a lot of support since the tv shows.

    5. Interesting and inspirational read of the life and activities of Chris 'Brolga' Barns, who runs a sanctuary near Alice Springs where he looks after orphaned baby kangaroos. Loved the TV series and this book provided his back story and some really interesting tales of his 'adventures' - 10/10

    6. Got this for Christmas and loved it. It was nice to find that TV Brolga is a genuinely lovely Aussie 'bloke' and what he does for the roos is magnificent. Hope the sales of this eminently readable help keep the Kangaroo Sanctuary going ;)

    7. A very heart-warming story with educational aspects regarding Australian wildlife, particularly kangaroos.

    8. Brolga is a living legend. We are so lucky to have someone who understands and cares about kangaroos so much. We really do need to learn so much more about our native wildlife in Australia.

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