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Wallaby lacking from Memphis Zoo after extreme storms

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Memphis Zoo is on the seek for one in every of its animals after extreme storms wreaked havoc on the town Wednesday.

Throughout the lightning, thunder and thrashing rain a wallaby went lacking.

The zoo says it skilled flash flooding inside its KangaZoo exhibit as a result of overflow of Lick Creek amid the storm. All animals contained in the KangaZoo exhibit had been evacuated and relocated to the animal hospital.

After doing a headcount of the animals, zoo officers seen one wallaby was unaccounted for.

Memphis Police Division is helping within the search.

Should you occur to identify the wallaby, name the Memphis Zoo at 901-333-6500 with the situation and time of the sighting.

The zoo says wallabies are smaller in stature than kangaroos and advise that folks DO NOT strategy them.

The wallaby was the discuss round Overton Park Thursday as lots of of individuals loved the break from the week’s extreme climate.

Whereas many had been maintaining their eyes out for the wallaby, some had to verify they even knew what one seemed like.

“I needed to look it up. It’s like a smaller kangaroo kind mammal,” Taylor Skees mentioned.

However everybody had excessive hopes for the lacking wallaby.

“I hope they discover it and in the event that they do it’s okay,” Utica Ferguson mentioned.

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