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Detroit Zoo’s Missing Wallaby Joey Likely Snatched by Predator

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ROYAL OAK, May 10, 2022 ~ A five-month-old wallaby joey went missing from the Detroit Zoo on Saturday, just days after starting to leave its mother’s pouch.

Zoo officials say there is nowhere the wallaby could have escaped from in the enclosure, and it is highly unlikely the joey was taken by a guest.

We do think the more likely scenario is an aerial predator,” said Detroit Zoo Chief Life Sciences Officer Scott Carter to 760 WJR’s Paul W. Smith.

The longer the joey is separated from its mother, the less likely it is to survive, though staff members still have hopes the joey will be found safe.

Hear the full interview with Scott Carter below.


May 10, 2022 ~ Detroit Zoo Chief Life Sciences Officer Scott Carter tells Paul W. the search continues for the missing 5-month-old wallaby but they are concerned that the baby may never be found.


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