Kangaroo found after she escaped in Oshawa


Published December 4, 2023 at 8:29 am

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After days on the loose, a kangaroo that escaped in Oshawa has been found.

Durham Regional Police said officers spotted the kangaroo around 3 a.m. today (Dec. 4).

Officers contacted the kangaroo’s handlers and successfully apprehended her around 6 a.m. this morning, Durham Regional Police said in a post on X (formerly Twitter).

According to reports, police found the kangaroo in a field and grabbed the marsupial by the tail. One officer was reportedly injured after the kangaroo hit the officer in the face.

The kangaroo will be checked out by zoo staff but appears uninjured, police said.

The kangaroo had been on the loose in north Oshawa since Thursday (Nov. 30).

She was staying overnight at the Oshawa Zoo as a stop on its way to a zoo in Quebec when it escaped its handlers during the transfer process.

The marsupial was spotted hopping – at great speed – westbound on Winchester Road from Harmony Road at 7:43 a.m. Friday by a passing motorist and then was spotted at least 30 times.

One person was spotted trying to grab the kangaroo in a field in Oshawa on Dec. 2. But she alluded capture until today.

Editor’s note: This story incorrectly stated the kangaroo’s escape date. The kangaroo escaped on Thursday, Nov. 30.

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