In the early hours of this morning, members of Durham Regional Police posted to social media that it had located a missing Kangaroo around 3 a.m. Quick communication with the Kangaroo’s handlers facilitated its safe apprehension by officers at approximately 6 a.m.
The marsupial, one of two that were in the process of being transferred to a zoo in Quebec, had escaped handlers from the Oshawa Zoo and Fun Farm on Thursday night.
A video was posted to social media of the kangaroo hoping down the side of a road early on the morning of Dec. 1.
Kangaroo on the run after escaping handlers from the Oshawa zoo and fun farm. The delivery driver made a pit stop to let the kangaroos stretch their legs one of the kangaroos decided to run away. I would too if I was the kangaroo 🦘
— Justice_Queen 🍉⚖️ (@RE_MarketWatch) December 2, 2023
The zoo is not a member of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums.
“We were meant to be a hotel stop for this particular creature on its way to a zoo in Quebec,” said an Oshawa Zoo employee in a CBC report. “As the animal handlers last night were trying to unload the animal, it jumped over their heads and escaped.”
The Kangaroo, now in custody, will undergo a health check by zoo staff, though initial observations suggest it is uninjured.