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Kangaroo on the hop at Melbourne airport

Monday, Jan 07, 2013 - 00:54

Jan. 07 - A kangaroo on the loose in the car park at Melbourne Airport is caught and rescued by wildlife officers. Elly Park reports.

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A wild roo chase at Melbourne Airport car park. This three-year-old male eastern gray kangaroo had security officers chasing its tail -- with no success. When the marsupial started licking its arms, which is a sign of stress, a professional was brought in to the rescue. Wildlife officer Manfred Zabinskas. SOUNDBITE: Manfred Zabinskas, Wildlife Rescue Officer, saying (English) "Judging by his nail wear he's been hopping around on bitumen for quite a while. Certainly done some damage to his feet, he's in a lot of pain which works to our benefit. It maybe the only thing that stopped him from panicking enough to try and jump over the railing." Australia's Nine Network reports that the kangaroo is being cared for by vets until its healthy enough to hop back into the wild.

Kangaroo on the hop at Melbourne airport

Monday, Jan 07, 2013 - 00:54

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