Animal news: Do not tie your kangaroo down. He’ll cry

Among the effects Trump and the pandemic have had upon me is to lead me to animals. Animal news, tidbits, videos of orangs and chimps and anyone who’s a non-human species. The human species has worn out its welcome.

Thus, kangaroos, right here.

Research has demonstrated kangaroos are capable of beseeching us:

MELBOURNE, Australia — When they’re hungry, they’ll let you know by coming up to you and looking beseechingly at you and the container of food.

If that doesn’t work, they’ll sniff and paw at your leg.

No, we’re not talking about dogs. We’re talking about kangaroos.

Researchers at the University of Roehampton in Britain and the University of Sydney in Australia say that such behavior led them to a startling discovery: Kangaroos can communicate with humans similar to the way dogs, horses and goats do despite never having been domesticated.

I’m delighted to know this, although I think the British university participating in this study should be called Roohampton, not Roehampton. Don’t you think?



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