A police officer and a baby kangaroo are a crime-fighting duo
Look, perhaps the buddy cop genre hasn’t been the quite the same since the days of Lethal Weapon or even Rush Hour, but here’s a fresh partnership idea for film executives.
Meet Senior Constable Tiffany Greig and her baby kangaroo (a.k.a. joey) sidekicks, who travel with her while she’s on patrol in the remote expanses of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia.
“When I got him he was about a kilogram; he was a tiny little thing but he was just the funniest, most robust little roo I’ve ever had,” she told the publication.
Now Greig has a joey called Cornelius, a “very regal” juvenile big red kangaroo, which has unusual white colourings.
While we don’t know how great baby kangaroos are at helping to fight crime, these cute little critters certainly can help foster relationships with communities.
“It’s about breaking down those barriers and I think the Instagram account really does that, and obviously carrying around a joey 24/7 does that as well,” Greig told the ABC. “It encourages people to talk to you and find out a little bit about you and seek advice.”
Who could resist?