Photographer captures moment kangaroo cradles dying companion as joey looks on

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Evan Switzer took the picture on a bushland property in River Heads, Queensland, Australia, during a walk on Monday morning. He described how he witnessed the mother kangaroo dying under the shade of a mango tree while being supported by a male companion, who propped up her head so she could see her joey before she died.

Photographer captures moment kangaroo cradles dying companion as joey looks on

The joey stared at his mother and touched her softly, before standing protectively near her body.

“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,” Switzer told the Daily Mail. “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.”

After the mother kangaroo died, the male companion guarded her body and chased after any other kangaroos that came near her corpse.

“I’ve travelled around a bit and you see a lot of dead roos on the side of the road – but I’ve never seen anything like that before,” Switzer said. “The male would chase the other kangaroos that came around away – he was sort of protective over the female.

“The young one looked kind of confused, it would stand by the mother and then hop off and chew some grass, and then come right back again.”

It is not clear how the mother kangaroo died. She had no visible injuries.

Fuente: www.theguardian.com
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