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Sleepy Kangaroo Baby Has A Special Bedtime Ritual

Most of us try to find at least a bed and a blanket before hitting the sack, but if you're a tiny kangaroo, a decent pillowcase is all you really need.

Indi, an orphaned joey at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Australia's Northern Territory, recently showed off her own peculiar lights out routine with the help of wildlife rescuer Chris Barnes.

Facebook/The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs

Facebook/The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs

According to Barnes, a cozy pillowcase is the next best thing to a kangaroo's pouch and an essential tool for helping little joeys fall asleep.

Facebook/The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs

Facebook/The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs

"The babies need to be kept warm so they go everywhere I go," he told The Daily Mail last year.

Facebook/The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs

Facebook/The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs

Indi is just one of several rescued 'roos at Barnes' sanctuary, which the former tour guide opened in 2009 after he'd found "one too many joeys" left orphaned after their mothers were hit by cars.

"My favourite stage is when they're just starting to emerge from the 'pouch' we put them in," Barnes told The Telegraph last January. "Suddenly they find themselves on the ground with these lanky long legs and enormous feet, and they start to hop but can't stop so they always crash into things."

Watch Indi's complete sleepy time ceremony below: