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Rescued Kangaroo Insists on Daily Couch Cuddles with Dad

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Rufus, a rescued kangaroo with a heartwarming story, has made headlines for his adorable daily routine of insisting on couch cuddles with his dad every evening.

Kangaroo Insists on Daily Couch Cuddles
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Rufus: The Couch Cuddlere

Meet Rufus, a kangaroo who insists on daily couch cuddles with his dad every evening. Rufus came to his new home when he was around eight months old, and it didn’t take him long to discover the comfort of the couch. Every evening at around 5:36 PM, he waits at the door, eager to be let in for his nightly routine of chilling out on the couch, watching a bit of TV, and, of course, having some cuddles.

A Special Bond

Rufus has an extraordinary bond with his human family. He has his very own spot on the couch reserved just for him, and he loves spending evenings in the house with his human family. It’s a time for relaxation, cuddles, and even some treats – “yummy in your tummy,” as his dad says. When it’s time for bed, Rufus returns outside with all the other kangaroos, but not before enjoying quality time with his loved ones.

A Home at the Sanctuary

Kangaroo Insists on Daily Couch Cuddles

Rufus lives at the Pumpkins Patch Kangaroo Sanctuary in South Australia. Removing orphan joeys back into the wild is illegal, so the sanctuary provides a safe and loving home for kangaroos like Rufus. He is such a character and full of personality. His human family feels so lucky to have him and loves him dearly. “Don’t ever change, buddy. We love you so much. You’re the most kind and beautiful soul,” his dad says.

A Kangaroo with Personality

Rufus is not your average kangaroo. He is full of personality and quirks that make him unique. For example, he loves to play with pillows; even though he is an adult, he still loves his bottles. “Rufus, you’re funny,” his dad says as Rufus enjoys his bottle. It’s clear that Rufus brings his family a lot of joy and laughter.

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Interesting Facts

  • There are four different species of kangaroos: the red kangaroo, the eastern grey kangaroo, the western grey kangaroo, and the antilopine kangaroo.
  • Kangaroos are marsupials, which means they carry and nurse their young, called joeys, in a pouch.
  • Kangaroos can jump up to three times their height and reach up to 70 km/h (43 mph).
  • Kangaroos have a unique way of moving called “saltatory locomotion,” which involves using their powerful hind legs to propel themselves forward in a series of jumps or hops.


In summary, Rufus is a remarkable kangaroo with a lot of love to give. He insists on daily couch cuddles with his dad, has his spot on the couch, and loves spending evenings with his human family. 

Moreover, he lives at the Pumpkins Patch Kangaroo Sanctuary in South Australia, where his human family and the other kangaroos love and care for him. Rufus is full of personality and brings great joy to those around him. 

Lastly, his story is a heartwarming reminder of the special bond that can form between humans and animals.

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