A car hit the kangaroo and sped off, leaving the animal lying on the roadside. By the time someone saw and called for help, the kangaroo was nearly dead.
Melanie Fraser, a rescue worker with Macedon Ranges Wildlife Network and Wildlife Victoria in Australia, rushed to the scene. But it was too late for the kangaroo — she died shortly after Fraser’s arrival.
But in the midst of this tragedy, another life was saved — when Fraser checked the kangaroo’s pouch, she found a tiny, pink baby.