VIDEO: Kangaroo reportedly on the loose in Oshawa Ontario


Published December 1, 2023 at 11:53 am

Durham Region is a long way from the Australian outback but there appears to be a kangaroo on the loose in north Oshawa.

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.

The nearby Oshawa Zoo, which has been on Grandview Road for more than 30 years and has kangaroos in a special enclosure, said the kangaroo does not belong to them but is owned privately. “It’s not ours,” the zoo said vis a Facebook message. “The owner is looking for it.”

The Team Chelsea lost pet search group, which said Durham Police has also been notified of the missing ‘roo, is cautioning people who see the animal to not try and catch it.

“There are people in the area experienced with handling kangaroos. If you see it call Team Chelsea at (905) 666-4676 and try and keep it in sight.”

The Oshawa Zoo, which is closed for the season, mostly cares for orphaned animals.

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