Kangaroos Invading Australian Cities as Drought Worsens

National Geographic reports on the invasion of Australia’s cities by none other than kangaroos:


Australia’s worst drought in a hundred years is driving its kangaroos into cities in search of food and water, experts say.

In Canberra, referred to as the Bush Capital for its pockets of parklands scattered throughout the city, residents encounter the common sight of eastern gray kangaroos on the streets.

After several years of dry conditions, vegetation has been grazed down to nothing—leading to the unusual spectacle of kangaroos hopping around the lush grounds of the lakeside home of Australia’s Governor General, Sir Michael Jeffery.

Canberra’s urban kangaroo sightings have been complemented by reports of greater numbers of kangaroos in other cities and towns in the southeast of Australia, apparently driven there in search of food.


Kangaroo via Wikipedia.


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