Wednesday, August 8, 2012
You got a friend in me!
Their unlikely union developed after the pair - both orphans - shared a pouch at the Wildlife Kilmore Rescue Centre in Victoria, Australia.
At just over five months old, Anzac was brought to the centre after being rescued in the Macedon Ranges.
The joey is in the mother kangaroo's pouch for about eight months, depending on the species, but Anzac was abandoned a few months before he was ready to be free. She said: 'There are lots of baby animals about at the moment, and they are orphaned for a range of reasons.'
One of the reasons the lively duo get on so well is their similar personalities - with Anzac described as very social while Peggy is boisterous and cheeky.
It's unclear if Peggy and Anzac's friendship will continue as they grow - firstly Peggy may not be able to keep up with Anzac.
But in contrast kangaroos can move a lot quicker and hop so efficiently that they can reach great speeds.
Although tiny at the moment as they get older their sizes will also start to differ greatly.
Peggy will become powerfully built, weighing about 66.1lbs (30kg) - about the size of a small pig, although wombats are rarely dangerous.
But Anzac will become a lot taller and weigh about anything upwards of 66.1 lbs (30kg)
Luckily they are both herbivores so they won't be a threat to each other and if their friendship does continue they could spend their days side-by-side looking for luscious blades of green grass and leaves.