WATCH: Video of kangaroo begging carer to stay goes viral

ALL he wants is one more cuddle.

Video of an orphaned kangaroo clinging to his carer has gone viral after it was posted on Facebook.

Chris 'Brolga' Barns from The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs shared the footage on his Facebook page saying the young roo didn't want him to leave.

"Little Johanssen doesn't want me to go. So I make sure he always gets lots of cuddles," Brolga wrote.

The video has been viewed more than 230,000 times and picked by media all over the world.

He said the little orphan has been with him at the Sanctuary for seven months.

Brolga, also known as Kangaroo Dundee, founded the Sanctuary in Alice Spings in 2009.

He rescues, rehabilitates and releases kangaroos back into the wild. 

Those that can not be released - either because they are too tame or injured - spend their days in the wilds of the 188 acre Sanctuary.

Brolga shot to fame in the BBC documentary series, Kangaroo Dundee.

The series, aired in 2013, follows Brolga's daily routine of rescuing orphaned joeys and raising his mob of kangaroos.

For more than 10 years he has been trying to raise the money to build a specialised kangaroo hospital on the grounds.

After more than $100,000 was donated from people around the world, foundations for the hospital were laid in 2015 and it is now in its first stages of operation.

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