#AtoZChallenge – Wallaby

A wallaby is a small to mid-sized member of the kangaroo clan. Like their cousin, the kangaroo, wallabies are marsupials and carry their young, also called joeys, in their pouches.

In 2008, Wendell, a wallaby from Saunders Country Critters zoo escaped and “Where’s Wendell” fever took over and sightings of the wayward wallaby were reported throughout Eastern Ontario and Quebec. Sadly, this story didn’t have a happy ending, and Wendell was found dead a few short miles from his home.

By Glen Fergus (Own work, Cooktown, Queensland, Australia) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

2 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge – Wallaby”

  1. Poor Wendell. I hate to hear the bad news. Animals need our protection like children do. They don’t realize the dangers in this world. They are fascinating animals.

  2. I love the name “Wallaby” and they are so cute. I live in the Niagara Region and don’t remember this at all. I feel so bad for him. How did he die? Was he hit by a car or did the poor thing starve. I hope future animals don’t escape like he did. Poor guy

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