THERESA MATTHEWS: Because of our love for kangaroos,
we just opened up our home to them
and this rescuing got bigger and got bigger.
You might be surprised to see
what ’ s hopping around this suburban home.
Kangaroo rescuers Theresa and Tony dedicated their life to rehabilitating orphaned wildlife.
TONY MATTHEWS: A chap pulled up at the frontfence and said: ‘Do you look after wildlife?’
and I said, ‘Why?
And he said, ‘ I have got a kangaroo
in the car. ’ And that ’ s
how it started.
That was our first kangarooand his name was Bobby.
THERESA MATTHEWS: We realised that there was no one here
for these joeys and they were
being euthanized. Not because there was anything wrong
with them but just nowhere to go.
你还好吧 你吃完了吗 这不是你的床
THERESA MATTHEWS: You alright? You finished?That’s not even your bed.
TONY MATTHEWS: Mainly,
we take on great eastern grey kangaroos, they ’ re the only ones down
here and also the swamp wallaby which is right here beside me now.
THERESA MATTHEWS: He is coming, you’re coming?
Come on, pop-pods.
Come on, come on!
With a constant stream of animals,
their home is far from ordinary.
They ’ ve all got different personalities and to me everyone looks different.
THERESA MATTHEWS: Currently at the moment,
we have 17 eastern greys and we have three
三只沼泽小袋鼠 一只侏儒负鼠 和一个丈夫
swamp wallabies and we have one pygmy possumand one husband.
THERESA MATTHEWS: I’ve woken up with oneon my head.
Actually lucky, the swamp wallaby
that ’ s here, he has done that
quite a few times and he ’ s weed
on me – on my head.
THERESA MATTHEWS: This one is Spud and yeah,
he is a cuddly one.
Beverly’s mother was
hit by a car and she was in her pouch and when,
after the mother was hit, she crawled
她向栅栏爬去 想从下面穿过 但是被卡住了
to a fence and tried to get under it but it got stuck. So,
Beverly had a big gash on
her face so that’s what that black lineis there.
它们爱吃苹果 杏仁 甜土豆
THERESA MATTHEWS: Theylove apples, almonds, sweet potatoes, my fruit
trees and my flowers.
THERESA MATTHEWS: This is Willow.
Willow isabout eight months old.
She come in, she was
not fed, she had no fluff, so she just loves smooches.
If she could live in your back pocket, she would.
would looking for Hayley’s
海利的 你表现的不错 戴斯
Hayley’s you be good Daisy
戴斯 她是个恐怖分子 是吧
THERESA MATTHEWS: Daisy, she is a terror, aren’t you.
THERESA MATTHEWS: So, they are all,
some are very quick as you can see and some are very slow.
Our goal with the kangaroos is its rehabilitationand release.
THERESA MATTHEWS: It ’ s hard to
say goodbye and I always cry all the way home but you
但是你知道的 那是为了它们 而不是为了我们
know it’s about them not us. So,
we have done our job
so we ’ ve got to let them go.
BRIANNA GARE: One thing that I wish people know
about kangaroos is that they are incredibly
delicate and they are very,
very important to Australia but they can ’ t do it alone.
People like Theresa and Tony who are spending all their money,
all their time, you know,
all their resources to do it and I
wish people would pay more attention to it and really
value because they’re keeping it going andthey’re keeping it alive.
As their rescue work has grown over the years,
Theresa and Tony are now trying
to raise enough money to move their centre to a larger location.
THERESA MATTHEWS: Now, the phone rings everyday.
There’s rescues everyday.
We do what we can.
They have become our life now
but they ’ re worth every minute and penny.
爱与信任是很奇妙的 你喜欢这样 对吧 你果然喜欢这样
THERESA MATTHEWS: The love and trust is amazing. Oh, you love that don’t you. You do love that.
THERESA MATTHEWS: And it’s hard to explain,isn’t it?
TONY MATTHEWS: Yeah.
你就是 就是觉得 它们就像你的孩子一样
THERESA MATTHEWS: You just, it just, theyfeel like your children. They,
它们 是的 它们
也会拥抱你 你知道的 它们是真的爱着你
hug you back, you know, and they really love you.