March 14, 2016 / 1:08 PM / 2 years ago

Australian police officer adopts baby kangaroo

Cuejo, a baby kangaroo rescued in remote Western Australia and adopted by a police officer, has won a legion of fans after a video emerged of the joey with his new parent.

    Footage, published on the Western Australia Police Facebook page, showed the kangaroo jumping into Constable Scott Mason’s T-shirt and later following him at Cue police station and was widely shared on social media.

    “I’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing support. We have decided on a name. This is little Cuejo. He’s four months old approximately,” Mason said in the video.

    The joey’s name was picked after Western Australia Police posted a photo last week of Mason holding the kangaroo, asking the public for their suggestions in choosing a name.

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