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July 9, 2013

Attempt to break free fails

DES MOINES, Iowa — Four red-necked wallabies made a break for freedom after a gate was left open on the Australia exhibit at a Des Moines zoo.

Officials at Blank Park Zoo said the male wallabies didn’t get very far during their Sunday night walkabout. Three of the kangaroo-like mammals were captured within hours and the fourth was picked up Monday morning.

Several workers were needed to surround and catch the marsupials.

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