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Abigail the Kangaroo hugs the wildlife workers who rescued her every day at Alice Springs Sanctuary

Meet Abigail the kangaroo who has spent the past 15 years constantly nurturing the wildlife workers who saved her life when she was a joey

  • Abigail was rescued when she was five months old by Alice Springs shelter
  • The kangaroo has been living in the game reserve in the NT for the past 15 years. lived
  • Amazingly, Abigail jumps up to her caretakers every day to greet them with a big hug

An adorable kangaroo named Abigail gratefully hugs the wildlife workers who have rescued her every day for the past 15 years.

The 15-year-old kangaroo was rescued when she was just a joey and has lived at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, since then.

Dubbed ‘Queen Abi’ by her caretakers, the animal has become a celebrity in the park due to her incredibly affectionate nature.

Numerous photos and videos show the kangaroo wrapping her arms around workers and guests at the shelter and pressing her head into their faces.

An adorable kangaroo named Abigail hugs the wildlife workers who have rescued her every day for the past 15 years

An adorable kangaroo named Abigail hugs the wildlife workers who have rescued her every day for the past 15 years

The 15-year-old kangaroo was rescued when she was just a joey and has lived at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Northern Territory ever since.

The 15-year-old kangaroo was rescued when she was just a joey and has lived at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Northern Territory ever since.

The 15-year-old kangaroo was rescued when she was just a joey and has lived at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Northern Territory ever since.

The staff say they look forward to Abi’s hugs every day and regularly share updates of the cuddly kangaroo with their Instagram page.

One photo shows Abi planting a kiss on the cheek of one of the reserve’s wildlife workers.

She is also a big hit with visitors, who are allowed to enter the 188-acre nature reserve during sunset tours.

Employees say they look forward to Abi's cuddly toys every day and regularly share updates of the cuddly kangaroo on their Instagram page

Employees say they look forward to Abi's cuddly toys every day and regularly share updates of the cuddly kangaroo on their Instagram page

Employees say they look forward to Abi’s cuddly toys every day and regularly share updates of the cuddly kangaroo on their Instagram page

The kangaroo has lived in the wildlife sanctuary in Alice Springs for 15 years and has become a celebrity for staff and visitors alike

The kangaroo has lived in the wildlife sanctuary in Alice Springs for 15 years and has become a celebrity for staff and visitors alike

The kangaroo has lived in the wildlife sanctuary in Alice Springs for 15 years and has become a celebrity for staff and visitors alike

The team first found Abi as a five-month-old orphan and have watched her grow into one of the oldest kangaroos at the shelter.

She has since given birth to a couple of Joey’s of her own.

While kangaroos are known to become aggressive towards people and each other, ‘Queen Abi’ is what the park describes as one of the most affectionate they’ve ever seen.

“Happiness is in an Abi hug,” the wildlife team said.

The animal dubbed 'Queen Abi' is one of the most affectionate kangaroos in Australia, conservationists say.

The animal dubbed ‘Queen Abi’ is one of the most affectionate kangaroos in Australia, conservationists say.

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