You know, I've seen wildlife photos of them riding on their Momma's backs, but have never seen that happening in person. That would be a wonder to behold in my opinion...<quoted text>
My kids and I raised two, whose mother was killed by a car. I kept them for 4 more months, a our vet advised, in order that they grew large enough to be independent in the wild. They are marsupials, like kangaroos, whose young finish development in mom's belly pouch. Then they stay close to mamma, hitching a ride on her back until they are 4-6 months old. I successfully let them go, and about two months afterward, we got paid a visit from the little female, so I know that at least one survived.
I love nature and animals. I can go outside and find an oddly shaped mushroom, flower or a strange plant that will keep me occupied for a little while as I admire it. Guess I'm a strange one.