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Desperate search for kangaroo shot with an arrow

Media Release 10thFebruary 2015

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A female eastern grey kangaroo sighted with an arrow through her head currently has an “at-foot joey” completely dependent on her. The pair were last sighted on Monday 9th Feb at 8.12pm near the Manna Gum car park at Westerfolds Park off Fitzsimons Lane in Templestowe.

The bright orange tipped arrow is lodged behind the kangaroo’s ears on her head.

“Wildlife experts who have assessed the kangaroo are confident that the arrow has not damaged the kangaroo’s brain as her behaviour, at the last sighting appears normal” said Karen Masson, Wildlife Victoria’s CEO.

Wildlife Victoria’s Emergency Response Service has received a number of reports since Sunday 8th Feb. We have a volunteer team of experienced wildlife rescuers on call but to date she has eluded capture and for obvious reasons is staying well clear of humans. With this week’s temperatures set to soar, her condition will only deteriorate so we are appealing for the public to keep an eye out for her and her little joey.


The photo above is from a previous case of wildlife cruelty. Use of this photo must be credited to

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