Thursday, 28 February 2013

Wallaby rescued from car park rooftop

A wallaby is recovering after he was rescued from a precarious perch on the rooftop of a multi-storey car park in Australia.

Six wildlife workers set up nets to prevent the marsupial jumping off the car park after he hopped onto a ledge next to a 50 metre drop.

Fortunately, the wallaby jumped the other way - to safety - and was tranquilised and then taken to a wildlife shelter, following the rescue in suburban Melbourne.

The wallaby will be monitored for a few days to make sure he has got over the stress of his adventure before being released back into the wild.

Wildlife Victoria worker Manfred Zabinskas, who darted the wallaby, said he had some paw injuries from hopping on concrete but his prospects for recovery were good.

"He could have jumped either way when he was on the ledge," Mr Zabinskas said.

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