Where’s wallaby? Zoo spots escaped animal sunbathing


A “small, friendly” wallaby seems to possess got the hop on zookeepers who’re looking for her after she steered clear of and it was spotted eating grass and sunbathing.

Carol, who lives at Wild Zoological Park in Bobbington, West Midlands, was spotted near a Sainsbury’s in Wolverhampton.

Staffordshire Police stated they received a phone call from part of the general public who spotted your pet in Bridgnorth Road, Wombourne, around 9.20pm on Wednesday.

It’s thought to have steered clear of in the zoo, that is two miles away.

Wombourne Police tweeted: “Presently on Bridgnorth Road nr Sainsburys performing a place seek advice from @KinverPolice carrying out a call reporting a kangaroo within the road.”

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police stated: “We received a phone call from part of the general public claiming to possess seen a wallaby or kangaroo around the Bridgnorth Road, Wombourne, around 9.20pm yesterday.

“Regrettably, if there’s a kangaroo around the loose, it’s the hop on us!

“We have alerted local animal keepers in situation you will find any missing creatures and can hop into it when we have any further reports.”

A spokesman for Wild Zoological Park stated: “As a number of you might have seen, Carol, our wallabies has were able to leave our perimeter fence on Tuesday.

“Keepers happen to be tracking her and, of the several sightings we’ve of Carol, she’s very content eating grass and sunbathing.

“She’s a really friendly animal and really should approach our keepers whenever we have the ability to meet up with her.

“If anybody does place her we’d be thankful should you leave her alone and phone us.”

He added: “There are numerous press reports of ‘escaped beast’ and ‘kangaroo around the loose’. We’d much like to consider one minute to explain she’s a little, friendly, grass-eating wallaby. Not really a kangaroo and never a harmful animal either.

“Once we have described formerly, in certain areas of the United kingdom wallabies roam wild, country estates frequently have them similar to sheep and goats to help keep the grass lower.

“We’re confident we are able to bring Carol home after we pinpoint her meanwhile, we’d appreciate when the only telephone calls coming right through to us are actual sightings.”


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