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Your morning adorable: Rescued kangaroo joey goes for a swim

April 15, 2010 | 12:03 pm

We were shocked -- shocked! -- to discover just how adorable a swimming kangaroo joey could be when we first saw the video above.

YouTube user Lisapud explains that she works at a veterinary clinic where the two joeys seen in her video are being cared for after their mothers were killed. (The champion swimmer is Bella; the other joey shown is Campbell.)

When the joeys are ready, "they will be released to a farm" where they'll have more room to stretch their rather large and muscular legs.

Kangaroos' and wallabies' impressive swimming abilities are little known but very real, according to the Kangaroo Protection Coalition.

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Video: Lisapud via YouTube

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