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Hoppy Ending

Hairless and frail, this adorable baby kangaroo is being raised by keepers - after she was told to hop it by her mum.

The three-month-old youngster - named Sabrina by staff at the Serengeti Park near Hannover - was found laying helplessly on the ground in her enclosure after her mother Urmel had kicked her out.

Keepers now use a purple fleece and sheepskin to simulate the warmth of her mum's pouch and bottle feed her every few hours.

Less than 10 inches from nose to tail and weighing less than 2lbs (750 grams), she is slowly putting on weight.

"Her coat won't develop for another month because she would normally still be in her mother's pouch," explained one keeper.

"The mum had escaped from the park just after Sabrina was born and abandoned her when we got her back, we think because of the stress," they added.

German Herald

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