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2009-08-12 14:48:23

An Indiana woman whose pet wallaby, a marsupial that resembles a small kangaroo, ran away nearly two months ago said the animal is finally back home. Carolyn Buck of Gaston said Sydney the wallaby escaped June 27 while a new fence was being installed and she received phone calls of sightings ranging from her neighborhood to Hartford City, Gas City and Pendleton, The (Muncie, Ind.) Star Press reported Wednesday. We've had a few funny reports, Buck said.

2009-07-24 09:00:34

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2009-06-30 11:28:54

Despite slanted public opinion about dingoes in Australia, one sanctuary in Victoria is trying to revive the disappearing population of dogs that have settled in Australia for more than 5,000 years.

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2009-06-17 13:55:00

Wild Australian dingoes could prove to be beneficial to small native animals and even cattle farmers.

2009-03-09 13:17:51

An Australian woman said her husband wrestled a 6-foot-tall kangaroo into a headlock and threw it out of the family home after it jumped in through a window. Verity Beman said the marsupial jumped through a window at about 2 a.m.

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2008-12-09 14:25:00

Only months after being told to save the world from climate change by consuming kangaroos, Australians were urged Tuesday to start eating camels to keep them from wreaking environmental havoc.

2008-11-19 11:27:30

Two Wisconsin residents said their apparently cursed Florida vacation included having to seek countless permits to travel with their pet kangaroo. Larry and Diana Moyer of Beaver Dam, Wis., said for each state they traveled through with a kangaroo and goat, they had to receive permits as well as find alternative housing for the animals when their vacation went south, The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune said Wednesday. The animals were part of Ricky's White Tails and Exotics farm and the couple decided...

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2008-11-18 10:56:25

Australian researchers said Tuesday that kangaroo's are genetically similar to humans and may have first evolved in China.

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2008-10-27 18:20:00

The Carrizo Plain National Monument in south-central California is the largest single native grassland remaining in the state.


Latest Kangaroo Reference Libraries

Tammar Wallaby, Macropus eugenii
2013-08-21 14:39:46

The tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii), also known as the darma wallaby or dama wallaby, is a marsupial that can be found in western and southern areas of Australia. It has also been introduced into areas of Australia where it once lived and into New Zealand. It prefers a habitat within grassland areas. The tammar wallaby was first discovered in 1817 by a French naturalist named Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest. He found the wallaby on Ile Eugene, an island off the coast of Southern Australia, and...

Goodfellow’s Tree-kangaroo, Dendrolagus goodfellowi
2013-08-19 13:25:33

Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi), also known as the ornate tree-kangaroo, is a marsupial that can be found in New Guinea and along the border of Irian Jaya in Indonesia. This species received its scientific name in honor of Walter Goodfellow, a British zoological collector. This species holds two recognized subspecies, Dendrolagus goodfellowi goodfellowi and Buergers' tree-kangaroo. Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of...

Doria’s Tree-kangaroo, Dendrolagus dorianus
2013-08-19 10:46:25

Doria’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus dorianus) is a marsupial that can be found in New Guinea. It prefers a habitat within montane forests, at elevations between 1,968 and 11,975 feet. The species was given its scientific name by Edward Pierson Ramsay in 1883, in honor of Giacomo Doria. It is one of the largest species in its genus, reaching an average body length between 1.6 and 2.5 feet, with an average tail length between 1.4 and 2.1 feet. Its body is typically dark brown in color, while...

Matschie's Tree-kangaroo, Dendrolagus matschiei
2013-08-19 10:43:00

Matschie's tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) is a marsupial that is only found on the Huon Peninsula of northeastern New Guinea. Its other common name, the Huon tree-kangaroo, is derived from its restricted location, although it does appear on the neighboring island of Umboi where it is thought to have been introduced. This species prefers to reside in tropical rainforests or deciduous forests and is typically found in northeastern areas of the island. Matschie’s tree-kangaroo can...

Grizzled Tree-Kangaroo, Dendrolagus inustus
2013-08-16 10:25:08

The grizzled tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus inustus) is a marsupial that can be found in western and northern areas of New Guinea. Its range also includes the island of Yapen, and it is thought to possibly occur on Waigeo and Salawati, although this has not been confirmed. It prefers a habitat within mid-montane and lowland tropical forests. It has been found in both primary and secondary forests. This species is rare to encounter, but it is thought to occur in larger numbers in areas where...

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