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Baby Kangaroo, Other Animals Recovered After Traveling Zoo Stolen

Posted at 9:53 AM, Nov 05, 2018

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (LEX 18) — A baby kangaroo was among the animals stolen when a thief made off with a traveling zoo.

According to WNKY, the SUV full of animals was stolen from a Bowling Green Panera parking lot. The vehicle was carrying a baby kangaroo, bearded dragon, armadillo, a skink (a type of lizard), silky chicken, a hedgehog and a tortoise.

The vehicle was recovered Sunday in Somerset with all the animals except the baby kangaroo. Later, police were called when a man walked into a restaurant carrying the animal.

The kangaroo was recovered. The thief has not yet been arrested.

The owner of the zoo told LEX 18 that all animals are with a wildlife refuge in Lexington and all have been checked by a vet. The co-owner of the organization flew in this morning and is with the animals now.

He said thousands of dollars of equipment are still missing, so they need people to be on the lookout.