Escaped Belgian wallaby safely returned to home

Escaped Belgian wallaby safely returned to home
Credit: Ark van Noë

A wallaby who escaped from his enclosure at a recreation park in the province of Antwerp earlier this week has been caught and safely returned to his home.

The marsupial, named Skippy, belongs to the Ark Van Noë recreation park in Lichtaart, near Kasterlee, and was eventually caught near the park itself on Wednesday evening. During his trip in the great outdoors, the animal was spotted in the region of Geel, several kilometres from his home.

Park staff announced his return on the organisation’s Facebook page and thanked all volunteers who were involved in Skippy’s search party. Throughout the week, there had been various attempts to catch the wallaby, without success, according to reports from VRT News.

Skippy during his outing. Credit: Ark van Noë

He finally turned up near the park itself, where a veterinarian was able to sedate him and bring Skippy back home.

“Skippy was quietly eating grass and fortunately there was nothing to notice about him,” Nick Smets, the manager of recreation domain Ark van Noë, said.  The wallaby is expected to get a new lodging in April.

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