The Norman Transcript

July 9, 2013

Attempt to break free fails

Associated Press
The Associated Press

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.