Grab wallaby by the tail, Ontario zoo owner pleads

Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:22am EDT
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TORONTO (Reuters) - A panicked wallaby is on the run in southeastern Ontario after a tree blew over and destroyed its pen at the Oxford Station zoo.

Nearby residents should grab the marsupial, which looks like a miniature kangaroo, by the tail if they see it, the zoo's owner told television broadcaster CBC Friday morning.

Officials in the town just south of Ottawa are concerned the animal, named Wendell, will suffer from the cold. Wallabies are native to Australia. (Reporting by Richard Valdmanis)