How The Kangaroo Got Her Pouch

How The Kangaroo Got Her Pouch

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Long ago, the creator spirit came to the earth disguised as an old blind wombat to discover who, of all the creatures, was the kindest. Being old and blind, he would have to rely upon the kindness and caring of others to survive. Mother Kangaroo, hearing the old wombatʼs plea for help, responded by carrying him to the watering hole, and later protecting him from a hunterʼs boomerang. In so doing, she revealed herself to be the kindest of all creatures, and in turn, the old wombat revealed himself to be none other than the great spirit. For her kindness, he rewarded Mother kangaroo with a much needed way to keep her wandering joey safe: by giving her a pouch in which she could carry her joey. Mother Kangaroo was so generous that she even asked the creator spirit to share the great gift with others as well. The great spirit agreed, and that is why all marsupials have a pouch with which to carry their young.