Orphaned baby kangaroo chooses policeman as his adoptive 'mum'

Published Tuesday, Mar 15 2016, 18:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Heartbreakingly, this kangaroo joey was orphaned when his mum was hit by a truck.

Scott Mason and Cuejo

© Cue Police / Twitter

Scott has become his adoptive 'mum'

But officers from Cue Police force in Western Australia found the tiny animal and took him in.

Scott Mason, a PC working on the force, found the little one had taken quite a shine to him.

He posted on Twitter asking users to send their suggestions for a name for him, and he has now been called Cuejo.

In fact, the pair are so close that Cuejo seems to have adopted Scott as his 'mum'.

Scott Mason taking care of Cuejo

© Cue Police / Twitter

Feeding time for Cuejo

The four-month-old snuggles up in Scott's arms to be fed, and even seems to think his shirt is a pouch – and readily jumps inside for a cuddle.

While he will be introduced back into the wild when he reaches 12 to 14 months, he is currently being looked after by Scott and a registered carer.

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