Kangaroo, Aided By Fox and Boar, Breaks Out of Zoo

Two kangaroos escaped from the Hochwildschutzpark Hunsrück west of Frankfurt in Germany with the help of some animal accomplices, a fox and a wild boar.

Actually, three kangaroos in all got out of their enclosure last Saturday, says Michael Hoffmann, assistant head of the wildlife park, thanks to a hole a fox, who had made its way into the park, dug next to a fence. Two of the kangaroos then made a break from the park entirely via another hole that a wild boar had dug under an exterior fence. One has been caught and is back in the park but one remains at large.

 

Sus scrofa

Photo by Jorg Hempel

Back in June, another kangaroo, Bernard, suddenly appeared in a garden in Lauenhagen in Schaumburg in lower Saxony, in northern Germany. Bernard had gotten out of the cage his owner kept him in and police were able to corner him in someone’s garden (photo). But Bernard fled again and, sadly, was killed by a train.

Earlier this year, a penguin went missing from the Tokyo Sea Life Park for 82 days. Last summer saw animals flee from zoos (a peacock in Manhattan, a cobra in the Bronx) and wildlife parks (a baboon near the Jersey Shore) — to no one’s surprise; who’d want to be cooped up in a zoo? — and evoked comparisons with the zoo animals-on-the-lam in the movie Madagascar. The interspecies assistance the kangaroos in Germany received proves that truth can be, if not stranger than fiction, even better.

 

Fuchs

Photo by daphonque

 

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R22 days ago

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Jeanne R22 days ago

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Jeanne R22 days ago

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Jeanne R22 days ago

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Jeanne R22 days ago

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Jessica Crane
Jessica Crane4 years ago

WILD animals. They want to be free.

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Stella Nobrega-Garcia

Thanks for sharing.

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Ness Watson
Inez w4 years ago

run free little kangaroo see how far you can make it across the world

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Judith Corrigan
Judith Corrigan4 years ago

Animals seem to work together better than some humans.

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Sammstein M.
samantha M4 years ago

lol,champs

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