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  • Did kangaroos ever live in India? A new discovery has some archaeologists hopping with excitement

    05/16/2019 7:11:57 AM PDT · by Theoria · 13 replies ^ | 13 May 2019 | Anupama Chandrasekaran
    Archaeologist Jinu Koshy has found thousands of rock drawings in Andhra Pradesh – including some of marsupials. How did it land there? And why? An upright standing creature that archaeologist Jinu Koshy believes to be a marsupial. | Anupama Chandrasekaran The landscape was a geological crumb cake – a ruddy tableland bristling with boulders, rocks and pebbles. Every step that archaeologist Jinu Koshy took was like a shuffle dance.A short while into the trek, echoes of bleating goats boomeranged, signalling an approaching ravine. Koshy stood at the nibbled edge of the chasm, looking for rock shelters.It was the 42-year-old archaeologist’s...
  • Ohio police officer meets kangaroo during traffic stop

    12/28/2018 7:24:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | Dec 27, 2018 | Staff
    NORWOOD, OHIO — A Cincinnati-area police officer making a traffic stop Wednesday night on Interstate 71 discovered the driver had a kangaroo riding the back seat. The Norwood Police Department posted video Thursday about the animal encounter on its Facebook page. “Oh my gosh,” officer Phil Harvey said in the video as the kangaroo named Scooby Roo poked its head out from a blanket he was wrapped inside. The officer cautioned the driver about properly restraining the animal. Kangaroos are not classified as dangerous wild animals under Ohio law and are not illegal to own.
  • Famous musclebound kangaroo named Roger dead at 12

    12/10/2018 7:24:52 AM PST · by ETL · 38 replies
    Roger was so ripped he could crush metal buckets with his paws. While his imposing height of 2 meters (about 6 feet, 7 inches) and ripped muscles impressed fans, they also warmed to his troubled story.Roger was rescued by Chris Barnes, the owner of the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Australia from his dead mom’s pouch.He was nursed back to health and was able to grow into an imposing alpha male on the ranch. The Sanctuary announced Roger’s death at the age of 12 in a Facebook post.It wrote: “Farewell our darling Roger. “Sadly Roger has passed away of old age....
  • Students report illness after consuming kangaroo meat at western Nebraska school

    10/18/2018 11:32:22 AM PDT · by DFG · 36 replies
    Sand Hills Express ^ | 10/18/2018 | Hunter Arterburn
    Some of the students at a western Nebraska high school and junior high may have fallen ill after consuming chili with kangaroo meat mixed with beef last week. News Channel Nebraska first reported the mystery meat in chili served at Potter-Dix High School and Junior High was that of the marsupial. The school’s head cook Kevin Frei said he added the kangaroo meat for its nutritional value and because it’s a lean cut. While it’s unknown the extent of the illnesses and whether or not they were brought on by the meal, Potter-Dix Superintendent Mike Williams fielded several complaints from...
  • Kangaroo attacks Australian wildlife caretaker who was attempting to save husband

    10/14/2018 6:20:51 AM PDT · by ETL · 42 replies ^ | Oct 14, 2018 | Katherine Lam | Fox News
    An Australian wildlife caretaker feeding dozens of animals was attacked Saturday by a kangaroo while she was attempting to save her husband from the 6-foot marsupial. Linda Smith, 64, was hospitalized for a collapsed lung, broken ribs and other injuries after she and her husband, Jim, were attacked on their Cypress Gardens property in Queensland, Australia, reported.-snip- “We feed them [the animals] a mix of grain and chaff, as with the drought there’s nothing out there,” Smith said. “This one kangaroo came in and I thought it was Golly Gosh, one of the kangaroos we have raised. He was...
  • Kangaroo bolts from South Florida sanctuary, on the loose

    09/26/2018 2:57:35 PM PDT · by ETL · 42 replies ^ | Sept 25, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Floridians received a surprise on Tuesday when a kangaroo was spotted hopping the streets of Palm Beach County. The 5-year-old kangaroo, named Storm, somehow escaped from an animal sanctuary in Jupiter Farms, The Palm Beach Post reported. Owner Eric Westergard told the news outlet he wasn't sure how Storm — one of six kangaroos he owns — got out, but said "sometimes they get spooked." Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission (FWC), volunteers from the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary and Florida Highway Patrol are all reportedly searching for the kangaroo, which was first reported missing around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. FWC spokesperson Tyson...
  • Kangaroo dies in Chinese zoo after visitors throw rocks 'to make it hop'

    04/24/2018 4:49:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    ABC ^ | 4-24-18
    Zoo authorities in China say a kangaroo has been killed and another injured at Fuzhou Zoo in south-eastern Fujian province after visitors threw rocks into their enclosure. Local media said the 12-year-old female kangaroo was "pelted" with rocks by visitors, with a sharp stone injuring its left foot and causing bleeding. Pics of the bricks that visitors hurled at kangaroos at the zoo in Fujian, killing one and injuring another. Zoo staff say visitors often throw objects at animals despite it being ‘prohibited’. An autopsy reportedly showed the kangaroo probably died due to a ruptured kidney, after zookeepers treated the...
  • Kangaroo Dies After Visitors At Chinese Zoo Hurl Rocks To Force Her To Jump

    04/20/2018 4:45:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Hufinton Post ^ | 041/20/2018 | Dominique Mosbergen
    One kangaroo was killed and another injured at a zoo in southeast China after visitors to their enclosure pelted the animals with rocks and other objects in an apparent attempt to get the kangaroos to hop around. The abuse has sparked fury online and prompted renewed scrutiny into the mistreatment of animals at Chinese zoos, several of which have gained notoriety in recent years for cramped and cruel conditions. Zookeepers at the Fuzhou Zoo in Fujian Province told the Haixia Metropolis News this week that at least one visitor threw “multiple” sharp-edged rocks at a 12-year-old female kangaroo in March...
  • Supposedly extinct kangaroo rat resurfaces after 30 years

    05/06/2018 2:09:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Science Mag ^ | 4/30/18 | Elizabeth Pennisi
    The last time anyone saw the San Quintin kangaroo rat was more than 30 years ago, in the arid scrublands of Baja California in Mexico. Mexican authorities declared the small mammal critically endangered, and possibly extinct, in 1994. So biologists couldn't believe their eyes when not one, but four San Quintin kangaroo rats (Dipodomys gravipes) hopped into their survey traps in 2017. Named for their ability to leap like kangaroos, the rats are key species in arid areas across western North America, dispersing seeds and feeding predators such as coyotes and foxes. The San Quintin kangaroo rat is about 12...
  • Professional Hunters Driven Down by Regulation, Fees in Australia

    04/01/2018 2:13:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Commercial hunters are the stuff of legend. Scottish Karamojo Bell harvested elephants for ivory in Africa at the turn of the century. American Billy Dixon made the famed long shot with a buffalo rifle to stop the attack on Adobe Walls.  Norwegian Per Jonsson harvested 165 polar bears on Halfmoon Island near Svalbard, Norway, in two years in 1969-71. Increasing human populations and agriculture have reduced the potential for commercial hunting. Australia is a place where commercial hunters survive. Australia is a continent as big as the lower 48 states, with a human population smaller than Texas. Australia has game...
  • Baby Kangaroos Swaddled for a Nap (cute overload)

    02/24/2018 8:48:31 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/6/14 | Youtube
    Cute. 51 second video:
  • Man punches a kangaroo in the face to rescue his dog

    12/05/2016 2:29:25 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/4/16 | ViralHog
    One day while hunting one of the highly trained dogs was chasing some pigs by scent and collided with a big buck kangaroo that then held and wrestled the dog by its protective gear (boars have tusks like knives), the owner was horrified that his dog or the kangaroo would get hurt and run in to save both parties. You can see the dog trying to escape, wanting nothing to do with the kangaroo. The big buck kangaroo releases the dog when the owner gets close but then moves in to try and attack the human.
  • Toilet paper addicted kangaroo returns to public restroom for another helping

    10/05/2016 8:48:35 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/5/16 | UPI
    DAYDREAM ISLAND, Australia, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A kangaroo on an Australian island appears to have a bit of an addiction after being repeatedly caught eating toilet paper in a public restroom. A visitor to the public restroom on Queensland's Daydream Island filmed a video showing the small kangaroo staring back at the filmer while enjoying a snack of toilet paper in a stall.
  • Islamist Teen Pleads Guilty to Kangaroo Pouch Bomb Plot

    06/30/2016 8:57:42 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/30/16 | Jim Hoft
    In January an Aussie Islamist teen was arrested for planning an ISIS kangaroo bomb attack. The teen planned to paint a kangaroo with the ISIS flag, fill its pouch with bombs and let it loose on Aussie police on Anzac Day. On Thursday Sevdet Besim pleaded guilty to the kangaroo bomb plot. The Daily Star reported: An Australian teenager accused of discussing packing a kangaroo with explosives and setting it loose on police is facing life behind bars after pleading guilty Thursday to planning a terrorist act.Sevdet Besim was arrested in Melbourne last year when he was 18 and accused...
  • Jump-Kicking Kangaroo Ruptures Woman’s Breast Implants

    06/01/2016 7:54:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | May 31, 2016 | Warner Todd Huston
    A woman who was cycling in Australia reported to authorities she was attacked by a kangaroo with a jump-kick that hit her so hard it burst her breast implants. Sharon Heinrich said that she and a friend were biking along a public trail in Clare Valley in South Australia when the kangaroo began to chase them. The 45-year-old cyclist said as the two began to ride past the beast, it gave chase then leapt at them first using its powerful legs to slam into her and then springing off to hit her companion, Helen Salter, 47. Both were knocked off...
  • [Video]: You've been warned -- over cuteness!!! [Too much cuteness]

    03/25/2016 5:38:10 AM PDT · by Maceman · 7 replies
    Endless sweetness…A baby kangaroo during lunch time
  • Photo Of Rare Albino Kangaroo Seen In The Wild Blows Up The Internet

    02/19/2016 2:04:25 PM PST · by goldstategop · 35 replies
    AOL News ^ | 02/19/2016 | AOL News
    Australia has a lush supply of regular kangaroos, but the albinos among the species are quite a rarity. On January 31st, Rosemary Faehrmann was driving with her husband in South Australia when she spotted one of the fair creatures. She did what any human of sound mind would do –- jumped out of the car immediately and snapped a picture. Faehrmann told GeoBeats of the experience, "The kangaroo jumped along the fenceline towards us, then stopped for a look –- which is when I took a couple of photos. It then continued on its way. There were lots of normal,...
  • Australian ISIS fan planned 'Kangaroo bomb'

    01/28/2016 9:28:21 AM PST · by Lera · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/28/2016 | Ari Yashar
    19-year-old on trial for plot to 'pack' kangaroo with explosives and set it loose on police officers on veteran's day. Islamic State (ISIS) inspired jihadists have come up with creative terror attack plans in the past, but one 19-year-old in Australia who appeared in court Thursday topped them all by planning to launch a "kangaroo bomb." According to court documents Sevdet Ramadan Besim of Hallam, to the southeast of Melbourne, planned to "pack" a kangaroo with explosives, paint an ISIS symbol on it and then unleash it on police officers in Melbourne for Anzac Day, Australia and New Zealand's veteran's...
  • Kangaroo in heartbreaking 'grieving' photos may actually have killed its mate

    01/14/2016 8:24:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 14, 2016 | Helena Horton
    Pictures of a dead kangaroo dying in the arms of a male kangaroo, while her joey looked on, touched the hearts of many this week. It looked as if the marsupials were showing human-like emotion as the female kangaroo passed away. However, it looks as if this story has taken a shocking twist. Experts have said the male kangaroo may not have been mourning after all.
  • Millions of Years of Evolution Equal Engineering?

    05/14/2014 9:02:19 AM PDT · by fishtank · 29 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 14, 2014 | Brian Thomas
    Millions of Years of Evolution Equal Engineering? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Increasing numbers of innovative researchers borrow from biology when they examine and incorporate living systems into man-made designs. We know how man-made designs originate— people design them. But what about living designs? Two recent biomimicry research programs let slip major logic errors when accounting for the origin of the creatures they copy: the seahorse and kangaroo. In a video posted online about a year ago, researchers led by the University of California's Joanna McKittrick were seen mimicking the seahorse tail's expert balance between flexibility and rigidity in their...