Kangaroo mother and baby
Love and hugs from mom

Kangaroo family

Whether you call it a hug or an embrace, there is something about the power of touch that all mammals can relate to. Take this mommy kangaroo and her joey for example—no words are needed to convey what is going on in this image. Unlike the young of most other mammals, a newborn kangaroo is highly underdeveloped and embryo-like at birth. After a gestation of up to 34 days, the jellybean-sized baby kangaroo makes the journey from the birth canal to the pouch by clambering up through its mother’s fur. Once safely in the pouch, joey (A baby kangaroo is called a joey.) suckles solidly for just over two months.