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Published:October 10th, 2015 10:09 EST
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Orphaned Baby Possum Treats Kangaroo Doll as Mother: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

Staff at Taronga Wildlife Hospital are providing round-the-clock care to this orphaned Brushtail Possum " with a little help from a soft toy kangaroo! The female joey has made a remarkable recovery since being found alone and suffering from dehydration in Mosman. The four-month-old will eventually be released back into the wild, but in the meantime she`s enjoying regular bottle feeds and cuddling up to the toy kangaroo as she would have done with her mother: http://bit.ly/1OiLLRS

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The news is depressing and soul-quenching, and I contribute to the malaise by covering politics, crime and current events.

But I periodically post cute animal videos as an antidote to all the wretched news in the world.

A tiny baby possum is being hand-raised by an Australian wildlife hospital with the help of a stuffed kangaroo the baby animal treats as her mother.

Enjoy:

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