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Kangaroos in the Big Sky State

Thousands of Kangaroos are Being Relocated to Montana

Becky deMontigny, Head Writer

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Australia is currently the home of 50 million kangaroos; which is more than the actual human population in the country. Due to the overrun of “roos” in that area, conservationists have decided to relocate thousands of these animals.

Environmentalists have chose to place 16 million of the 50 in the state of Montana. The kangaroos will mainly be placed in and around Yellowstone National Park. This way the species will be protected from major human interference.

Many are asking how these animals will be able to survive and compete with the more dangerous predators in that area. Though researchers say the habitat is surprisingly similar to that of Australia’s. The only difference is the heat; this should not be an issue though as the kangaroos will be able to adapt to the colder temperatures and grow a thicker coat. As for the questions with predators, the other animals should be the ones looking out; a kangaroos strong kick can be more dangerous than the bite of a grizzly bear.

In addition to the Big Sky State, a number of kangaroos will also be relocated around Texas and Iowa. Therefore, when you are hiking around Yellowstone, or driving through the Midwest, keep your eyes out for the newest species being introduced in the wild around our country!

Ha, April Fools.

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