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The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2011
The other day the San Diego Zoo released this picture of a Parma wallaby in the nursery being bottle fed by senior keeper Janet Hawes. This is one of four feedings the joey named Trinka receives each day. Trinka is an aboriginal word for daytime. The little one also gets out of the pouch for some daily play in a pen in the nursery. And keepers have started giving her sun time in a vacant yard near the wallaby exhibit. The idea is that these activates will help her socialization and prepare her to rejoin the other wallabies at the zoo. The joey has been cared for by keepers and vets since she was found out of her mother's pouch on July 5. She was dirty, cold and bruised, but alert and veterinarians were able to clean her up and start caring for her immediately.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2011
The other day the San Diego Zoo released this picture of a Parma wallaby in the nursery being bottle fed by senior keeper Janet Hawes. This is one of four feedings the joey named Trinka receives each day. Trinka is an aboriginal word for daytime. The little one also gets out of the pouch for some daily play in a pen in the nursery. And keepers have started giving her sun time in a vacant yard near the wallaby exhibit. The idea is that these activates will help her socialization and prepare her to rejoin the other wallabies at the zoo. The joey has been cared for by keepers and vets since she was found out of her mother's pouch on July 5. She was dirty, cold and bruised, but alert and veterinarians were able to clean her up and start caring for her immediately.
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June 18, 1992
A wandering wallaby that escaped three weeks ago with a baby in its pouch was captured by her owners last night, a mile from her Queenstown home, in a trap baited with Happy Hopper wallaby chow and other goodies.The 28-inch-tall wallaby named Kanga was quickly reunited with her mate, Roo. But she resisted his advances in seeming protectiveness for baby Joey, said Anita Jones, who, along with husband Philip, had bought the breeding pair of Australian marsupials for $3,300.Minutes after being taken home by the Joneses May 24, Kanga found a tiny gap in her fenced pen and hopped off into the Eastern Shore sunset.
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By Abigail Tucker and Abigail Tucker,SUN STAFF | May 24, 2005
A mother's love means rising before dawn to prepare bottles of almond milk for a lactose-intolerant infant. It's scrubbing endless messes -- what Sue Hunter wouldn't have given for some Huggies! -- and keeping the baby nearby always, even if this occasionally involves hanging his pouch from a convenient doorknob. And when the needy little one becomes an aloof juvenile who makes passes at former playmates (in this case, a neutered rabbit named Greg) it means loving him then, too. Boomer, a wallaby, is all grown up, reared to maturity by Hunter, the National Aquarium in Baltimore's director of animal training and marine mammals.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff Writer | May 26, 1992
Kanga hadn't been in her new home 10 minutes when she abandoned her mate, Roo -- squeezing under a small hole in the fence with their baby, Joey, tucked in her pouch.Kanga is a 28-inch-tall wallaby, and Roo a 30-incher -- miniature kangaroos, if you will -- that Anita and Philip Jones had brought home to Queenstown on Friday, only to have Kanga find a tiny gap in the fenced pen and hop off into the Eastern Shore sunset.Yesterday, Kanga was still a wallaby on the loose. And the Joneses, who recently bought the marsupial family unit from a Church Hill couple, were pleading for the public to be on the lookout for a passing wallaby.
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By Sarah Schaffer and Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF | October 20, 2004
After weeks of evading animal control officers, a wallaby that may have spent months wandering the woods of Anne Arundel County was caught Monday night by a couple in Severn. The brown-and-white marsupial - resembling a small kangaroo and typically found in the outback of Australia - was captured by Ken and Jean Lauer when they lured it into a dog cage set up on their 2-acre property near the Millersville landfill. Jean Lauer said she and her husband had been feeding the creature a mix of apples, corn and specially ordered "kangaroo pellets" since moving into their house on Terry Lee Way five weeks ago. Their neighbors, she said, had seen the wallaby in the area as early as May. As soon as the Lauers captured the wallaby Monday, they called Debbie Collison, the owner of a petting farm in Davidsonville who owns another wallaby.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff Writer | May 26, 1992
Kanga hadn't been in her new home 10 minutes when she abandoned her mate, Roo -- squeezing under a small hole in the fence with their baby, Joey, tucked in her pouch.Kanga is a 28-inch-tall wallaby, and Roo a 30-incher -- miniature kangaroos, if you will -- that Anita and Philip Jones had brought home to Queenstown Friday, only to have Kanga find a tiny gap in the fenced pen and hop off into the Eastern Shore sunset.Yesterday, Kanga was still a wallaby on the loose. And the Joneses, who recently bought the marsupial family unit from a Church Hill couple, were pleading for the public to be on the lookout for a passing wallaby.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | October 15, 2004
A wallaby recently sighted in Severn has triggered a county government search for a wild animal native to Australia, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday. "We are in coordination with animal control in getting a game plan together to capture and place it," said Sgt. Shawn Urbas, a county police spokesman. Half a world away from its natural habitat, the wallaby - a marsupial akin to the kangaroo - may be the animal that escaped from a wildlife park near Davidsonville several years ago, officials said.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | November 17, 1999
Missing: A 4-year-old female, 2 feet tall and 40 pounds. Brown and gray hair. White-tipped tail. The name is Kanga, although it isn't exactly. It's a Bennett wallaby, and said to be one of the most popular animals at a Davidsonville petting farm.It's been nine days since anyone is known to have seen the marsupial -- one of two wallabies at the NEWARCC Petting Farm -- and its owner suspects foul play.Debbie Collison, who runs the private, nonprofit operation on her family's former dairy farm, learned that Kanga was missing when she and her husband returned Saturday from a vacation.
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By Nancy A. Youssef and Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF | February 6, 1999
Woodbine resident Grant Hill said his wife, Joanne, has always loved animals, so much so that she has brought home a dog, a cat, a donkey, a cow -- and two wallabies.She bought the 3-foot-tall, kangaroo-like animals, Elliott and Kaylee, three years ago in Pennsylvania to breed. It was a seemingly private affair until yesterday morning, when Elliott escaped from their property near Interstate 70.Police officers, notified by a passing motorist, tried to catch Elliott. The wallaby, frightened by the chase, ran into a car and died en route to Howard County Animal Hospital in Ellicott City.
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By Sarah Schaffer and Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF | October 20, 2004
After weeks of evading animal control officers, a wallaby that may have spent months wandering the woods of Anne Arundel County was caught Monday night by a couple in Severn. The brown-and-white marsupial - resembling a small kangaroo and typically found in the outback of Australia - was captured by Ken and Jean Lauer when they lured it into a dog cage set up on their 2-acre property near the Millersville landfill. Jean Lauer said she and her husband had been feeding the creature a mix of apples, corn and specially ordered "kangaroo pellets" since moving into their house on Terry Lee Way five weeks ago. Their neighbors, she said, had seen the wallaby in the area as early as May. As soon as the Lauers captured the wallaby Monday, they called Debbie Collison, the owner of a petting farm in Davidsonville who owns another wallaby.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | October 15, 2004
A wallaby recently sighted in Severn has triggered a county government search for a wild animal native to Australia, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday. "We are in coordination with animal control in getting a game plan together to capture and place it," said Sgt. Shawn Urbas, a county police spokesman. Half a world away from its natural habitat, the wallaby - a marsupial akin to the kangaroo - may be the animal that escaped from a wildlife park near Davidsonville several years ago, officials said.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | October 15, 2004
A wallaby recently sighted in Severn has triggered a county government search for a wild animal native to Australia, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday. "We are in coordination with animal control in getting a game plan together to capture and place it," said Sgt. Shawn Urbas, a county police spokesman. A world away from its natural habitat, the wallaby -- a marsupial akin to a kangaroo -- may be the animal that escaped from a wildlife park near Davidsonville several years ago, officials said.
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November 29, 2000
Wallabies live in a wide range of habitats -- plains, forests, slopes, and cliffs in Australia and new Guinea. Some are larger and different colors than others, but all have long tails and long hind legs for leaping. Like other marsupials, wallabies are born very early and are then carried in their mother's pouch where they grow for almost a year. What's for dinner Wallabies eat all kinds of plants. Do you know? Why do kangaroos and wallabies have long tails? Answer: They need long tails to balance.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | November 17, 1999
Missing: A 4-year-old female, 2 feet tall and 40 pounds. Brown and gray hair. White-tipped tail. The name is Kanga, although it isn't exactly. It's a Bennett wallaby, and said to be one of the most popular animals at a Davidsonville petting farm.It's been nine days since anyone is known to have seen the marsupial -- one of two wallabies at the NEWARCC Petting Farm -- and its owner suspects foul play.Debbie Collison, who runs the private, nonprofit operation on her family's former dairy farm, learned that Kanga was missing when she and her husband returned Saturday from a vacation.
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By Nancy A. Youssef and Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF | February 6, 1999
Woodbine resident Grant Hill said his wife, Joanne, has always loved animals, so much so that she has brought home a dog, a cat, a donkey, a cow -- and two wallabies.She bought the 3-foot-tall, kangaroo-like animals, Elliott and Kaylee, three years ago in Pennsylvania to breed. It was a seemingly private affair until yesterday morning, when Elliott escaped from their property near Interstate 70.Police officers, notified by a passing motorist, tried to catch Elliott. The wallaby, frightened by the chase, ran into a car and died en route to Howard County Animal Hospital in Ellicott City.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | October 15, 2004
A wallaby recently sighted in Severn has triggered a county government search for a wild animal native to Australia, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday. "We are in coordination with animal control in getting a game plan together to capture and place it," said Sgt. Shawn Urbas, a county police spokesman. A world away from its natural habitat, the wallaby -- a marsupial akin to a kangaroo -- may be the animal that escaped from a wildlife park near Davidsonville several years ago, officials said.
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