Sunday 17 January 2016

Heartbreaking pictures show mother kangaroo reaching for joey one last time before dying in male companion's arms

The photographer who captured the moment said he had 'never seen anything like it before'

A mother kangaroo has been captured reaching out to cuddle her joey one last time before she died.

The photographer, Evan Switzer, captured the moment on a bushland property in River Heads, Queensland, Australia.

He noticed what was going on while he was on a walk on the property on Monday morning.

The mother was dying under the shade of a mango tree, and being supported by a male companion as she reached out for her joey.

Mr. Switzer told the Daily Mail: "I saw the male pick up the female, he looked like he was just trying to get her up and see what was wrong with her.

"He would lift her up and she wouldn't stand she'd just fall to the ground, he'd nudge her, stand besides her ... it was a pretty special thing, he was just mourning the loss of his mate."

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