Injured kangaroo closes part of Melbourne Airport

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PART of the airport in Australia’s second largest city was temporarily closed after an injured kangaroo made its way into a pharmacy in the terminal building.

The eastern grey kangaroo, named Cyrus by his rescuers, had apparently been struck by a car on a nearby road.

Wildlife Victoria volunteer rescuers Ella Roundtree and Geoffrey Fuller with the eastern grey male kangaroo. Picture: Wildlife Victoria/Getty
Wildlife Victoria volunteer rescuers Ella Roundtree and Geoffrey Fuller with the eastern grey male kangaroo. Picture: Wildlife Victoria/Getty

The animal made its way to the second-floor shop and stayed for several hours before wildlife experts were able to tranquilise him and take him to a vet.

The airport is near bushland which is known to be home to a group of kangaroos, and last year one of the creatures was found bouncing around one of Melbourne Airport’s car parks.

 

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