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‘They will get you in a headlock’: Australians warned off pet kangaroos after second death in 100 years

Kangaroos are often considered friend, not foe. But the marsupial’s reputation took a hit this week when a 77-year-old Western Australian man was killed by the pet western grey he hand-reared from a joey. As Peter Eades lay dying on his Redmond farm, 398km south of Perth, police were forced to shoot the three-year-old male […]

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Science

This Giant Kangaroo From 50,000 Years Ago Isn’t Even Related to Australian Ones

Long ago, almost up until the end of the last ice age, a peculiar giant kangaroo roamed the mountainous rainforests of New Guinea. Now, research published by myself and colleagues suggests this kangaroo was not closely related to modern Australian kangaroos. Rather, it represents a previously unknown type of primitive kangaroo unique to New Guinea. […]

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Pets

Kangaroos in the street and a suitcase of iguanas: India’s exotic pet problem

From the red-eared slider turtle, cockatoo and falcon to the yellow-cheeked gibbon, capuchin monkey and orangutan, nothing is too much for those demanding unusual pets in India. But it was the sight of three kangaroos wandering the streets of West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district in April that brought home the extent of the country’s exotic pet […]

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World

Ukrainian braves heavy Russian shelling to rescue ten kangaroos trapped in Kharkiv zoo

The poor animals’ enclosure was repeatedly targeted by the Russian army before they were rescued by a volunteer. In the video, some ten kangaroos appear patiently waiting in a van as they are transported, while the volunteer drives the car. Among the animals are seen what look like two small Albino Wallabies, an extremely rare […]

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Weird

Typical for Kangaroos in Austria

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