Kangaroo escapes from zoo with help from a fox and wild boar

  • AFP, Berlin
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  • Updated: Aug 13, 2012 20:52 IST

 Authorities in Germany were hunting high and low Monday for a kangaroo that escaped from his animal park with the unwitting help of a fox and a wild boar, a zoo official said Monday.
Three kangaroos named Skippy, Jack and Mick on Saturday night bounded through a hole in the fence of their enclosure made by a helpful fox, Michael Hoffmann, deputy head of the animal park near Frankfurt, told AFP.

One unadventurously stayed within the park grounds and was swiftly recaptured. The other two scrabbled to freedom through a hole dug by a wild boar under the park's exterior barriers.

Vets snared one of the refugee pair after a long chase, Hoffmann said, but the third had proved harder to track down.

The animal is no danger to the public, stressed Hoffmann. "He's super friendly, super nice. Absolutely no danger at all."

There have been several sightings of the kangaroo still at large but he has managed to stay one hop ahead of authorities. He feeds on vegetables and grasses, so should find plenty to forage, said Hoffmann.


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