Exciting news! We have just been featured on Instagram’s Instagram, the Instagram Blog and their Facebook and Twitter accounts! They have a following of over 184 million! Here are the links:

Blog: http://blog.instagram.com/post/149483669042/160825-thekangaroosanctuary
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BJjQ8N-DePT/?taken-by=instagram
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InstagramEnglish/posts/1259563464077706
Twitter: https://twitter.com/instagram/status/768968716944076800

Here’s how the Instagram Blog talks about us!

What’s life like for a young joey at the Kangaroo Sanctuary (@thekangaroosanctuary)? “You’ve got to imitate mom’s pouch. For a little orphaned kangaroo, we put him in a pillowcase, and we carry him around by holding him to our stomachs, so he can feel our breathing and the warmth of our bodies,” says Christopher “Brolga” Barns, who spent a decade as a zookeeper before establishing 200 acres (81 hectares) of bushland in Alice Springs for raising and rehabilitating kangaroos, earning himself the nickname Kangaroo Dundee. “It’s a very common animal in Australia, and we take it for granted. So I wanted to set up a place that celebrates the animal.” Brolga leads tours of the sanctuary — which many visitors are surprised to learn don’t begin until sunset. “A lot of people are unaware that they’re actually a nocturnal animal,” he explains. Despite his love for raising ‘roos, Brolga’s overarching mission is to promote a natural coexistence. “It is really a lifelong dream to be able to have wild animals in your care, and to watch them grow up; and then one day, if everything goes well, watch them run off into the sunset and live a wild life.”