30 minutes of magical telly.

dreamdaisy
dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
edited 2. Dec 2013, 04:56 in Community Chit-chat archive
I don't usually watch animal programmes but, when I read the reviews about this one, I thought it sounded interesting. It wasn't - it was fascinating. It was on BBC2 at 8.30 this evening and it was 'Kangaroo Dundee.'

If you didn't watch it please do if you have a spare half hour or so. It concerns the work of a chap called Braga who founded and runs his own kangaroo sanctuary somewhere outside Alice Springs. Ella eating a carrot was my highlight (kangaroos come very close to camels for the 'snooty' look) followed by the two orphaned ones trying to move on concrete floor of his shack. DD

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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,071
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Brilliant isn't it DD :wink:

    Fantastic place isn't it? My step-daughter loves it as does the youngest so I do get to see it.

    I love the ickle baby orphan ones :oops:

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Watched it after DD mentioned it ,brilliant .Mig
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    sounds very interesting will certainly watch it xx
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,276
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh I was suppose to tape this..I saw the trailer were he was carrying a baby kangaroo round in an pouch he had made..there are some lovely people in this world...I will watch it on catchup :)
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Gonna watch it DD, will watch it on the Iplayer. DD did you watch Animal Odd couples? It was a 2 part programme on BBC1 I recommend it, it was lovely. And if any of you have Sky+ I also recommend 'Meet the Sloths' it's on Animal Planet it will have you addicted they are so cute!!!
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    just watched it on catchup, loved it, thank you for telling us about it xx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    You're more than welcome, Villier. I'm not an 'animal' person but the premise of this programme was somewhat different; a 6' 7" human male acting as 'mum' to orphaned kangaroos just begged to be watched. Teaching Rosie and Rex to jump into a pillow case (a replica pouch) was entrancing! The saliva-swapping thing, however, wasn't. I am looking forward to part two next Friday. DD
  • lululu
    lululu Member Posts: 486
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks for the 'heads up' DD I love to see how special sorts of people interact with animals.
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you DD for sharing details about 'Kangaroo Dundee' with us! I loved it, the way he cares for those little joey's And goes out at night looking for injured kangaroo's or abandoned joey's he is amazing. And Rex & Rosie are so cute! You have found me another programme to watch as well as 'meet the sloths' & 'Monkey Life'!!

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