Video of an orphaned baby kangaroo pleading to get into a man-made pouch at a sanctuary in Alice Springs is melting the hearts of hundreds of thousands of viewers on social media.
The video was posted on the Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs Facebook page earlier in the week with the caption "Baby orphan kangaroo Terri just loves her pouch".
It shows the young kangaroo hopping over to a worker at the sanctuary and clinging to his legs.
The worker lowers a cloth pouch, the baby roo jumps into it and appears content to snuggle in while the staff member holds the pouch.
The clip has been viewed more than 865,000 times.