Over 150 wallabies are living wild in a forest in France, they escaped a zoo in the 70’s and are adapting quite well

Up to 150 wallabies living wild near Paris in Rambouillet forest

Up to 150 wallabies are living wild in the forest of Rambouillet, near Paris, the descendants of a handful who escaped from a nearby zoo in the 1970s, it has emerged.

Some local residents have known of the marsupials’ presence for years, but many people dismissed the reports as a rumour until naturalists started studying and photographing them this year.

“People knew but didn’t say anything,” according to Stéphane Walczak of the Ile-de-France Hunters‘ Federation.

Some locals mistook them for kangaroos since wallabies look similar to kangaroos but are smaller.

Marylène, a shopkeeper in the village of Hermeray, said she had been incredulous until she saw a wallaby in front of her grocery recently. “A neighbour said to me, ‘Hav… Continue Reading


Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11763787/Up-to-150-wallabies-living-wild-near-Paris-in-Rambouillet-forest.html