Meet the kangaroos in the Sponsoroo program
The kangaroos in the Sponsoroo program are only a handful of the kangaroos living at Narimba. There are constantly new joeys coming in to care or kangaroos being released here. Some of the kangaroos who have been sponsored in the past are now in the wild and have families. It is so wonderful to observe them out there in the wild with their mob - happy and free. That is what we want for them afterall! We have removed the fences so they come and go to the house area as they please, bringing their family and friends with them.
Through your sponsorship of a kangaroo and through donations, the other kangaroos benefit too and we all very much appreciate that. Thank you!
Once you have joined please keep in email contact with Susie to ask about your kangaroo and any of the others if you like.
Please read the Narimba page so you get a picture of how we are creating a better sanctuary for the kangaroos and other native wildlife. Your sponsorship helps to contribute to this.
As you will see on the Join Sponsoroo page, when you receive your package from Sponsoroo, you will receive 4 photos, a Certificate, a detailed story of the kangaroo(s) you sponsor, a personal letter and other information about kangaroos. Below is a very brief description of the kangaroos who are currently in the Sponsoroo program.
Please visit our blog to find out any news about kangaroos who were in the Sponsoroo program or any of the other kangaroos at Narimba. If the information that you are looking for is not there please email us through the Contact Us page and we can give you the latest news about your friend.
Red Kangaroos - Rooby, Sophie, Viva
All the Red females have a soft and gentle nature. They hop so gracefully, they look so dainty, their bones are so fine and fragile looking.
Rooby has always been such an affectionate kangaroo and loves a cuddle! Hasn't she got a gorgeous face?
Sophie, as you can see, doesn't seem to have many worries! She had a couple of trips to big cities when she first came into care.
Viva is Blitty’s first born. (Blitty, as many of you know, was on the Sponsoroo program since it began in 2001 and was one of twin girls which is pretty special). She was named after the organisation Viva! in appreciation for their constant campaigning to help kangaroos. Even though she wasn’t raised by me she usually appears out of nowhere when I call her.
Eastern Grey Kangaroos - Kookie, Mim, Jessie,
Kookie had a few developmental problems when she came into care but luckily we were able to work through them.
Mim is a very special Grey who is one of these twins! Roowena, Mim's mother, came home to show me she had twins in her pouch. But then, a couple of months later they were very squashed in there and it was obvious that Roowena would not be able to carry them both, so she asked me if I could take one. Mim has grown into the prettiest kangaroo.
Here is dear little Jessie having her bottle with 3 friends!
Western Grey Kangaroos - Ondi
Ondi has the cutest face, everything about her is just totally adorable!
Kangaroos are all very special in their own way. If ever you have had dogs or cats or a few of any other species of animal, you would know how each varies from the others in differing ways. It is the same with kangaroos. They are each individuals, with their own uniqueness, their own traits. Those from the one species may all look the same (rather like humans from an unfamiliar culture appear so alike to some people) but once you start to watch them or get to know them, or especially raise and live with them, you become aware of their individuality.