Sadly, kangaroos often suffer from run-ins with people, as housing and commercial developments expand into their habitats, and Helen said that for years the government has failed to implement a plan that would help these animals.
"Successive state governments have failed to plan and make provision for native wildlife. Their default setting is to invade and either kill kangaroos for development or let them be wiped out by the loss of habitat or by cars and misadventure," she told The Dodo, adding that in some places, kangaroos are even killed to make room for sprawl — and it's totally legal.
So that's one reason that Helen and Manfred are so devoted to saving individuals like Norman. Even his little paws had lacerations from his far wanderings to find his home again, so he was bandaged in a bright pink cast.