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Why Are Kangaroos Turning Up in India?

22/04/2022 11:09 PM | Click to read full article

On the edges of forests in eastern India, people have been stumbling upon hungry, scared marsupials that they do not recognize. The animals are kangaroos.

Three of the marsupials were rescued by wildlife officers this month after residents called in sightings. One was found dead. Wildlife experts believe they were born in breeding facilities in Southeast Asia and smuggled overland into India, where they were probably destined to be exotic pets.