By Josie October 5th, 2023
This kangaroo shakes hands with his saviours, as if it somehow knows human customs.
Three cyclists spot a kangaroo that has jumped into a body of water next to a promenade. The kangaroo is frozen in place, probably terrified.
It’s as if this kangaroo knows human customs, and shakes its saviours’ hands to show its appreciation for saving its life.
This incident illuminates the innate connection between humans and animals.
Kangaroos are primarily land animals, but they are capable swimmers, although it’s not a common behavior.
They use a dog-paddle motion, moving their hind legs independently of each other, unlike their synchronized hopping on land.
Swimming also offers kangaroos a means to escape predators, as many of their natural enemies avoid water.