Kangaroos To Be Introduced Into Wyoming Wilderness

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    First 90 Kangaroos released in Wyoming

    County 10POSTED ON APRIL 1, 2017 1.1K Views 307

    (Dubois, Wyo) – The Wyoming Wild Game Department (WWGD) partnering with the Wyoming Migration Initiative (WMI) have released the first of 5 planned batches of 90 Antilopine Kangaroos into the Wyoming outdoors.

    Dubbed “Project Sage Hopper” by the WWGD team responsible for evaluating the viability of Wyoming’s habitat for Australian marsupials, it has been in the planning stages for 3 years. The goal is two-fold: Create new and interesting wildlife viewing opportunities for tourists, and in several years, potentially provide additional hunting opportunities.

    “Antilopine means ‘antelope-like, so we are interested to see how these kangeroos adapt to Wyoming’s wild landscapes,” WMI Director Matt Kauffman said. “If they start migrating, we’ll be tracking their movements, looking to see how they learn to exploit the sage steppe and the mountains, where they ‘hopover,’ those sorts of things.”

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    Wyoming Migration Initiative team welcomes the first wild kangaroo to touch down on Wyoming soil.

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    16 hour trans-Pacific flight for the jet-lagged kangaroo.

    “This wasn’t an easy project; the international permitting in particular was a huge hassle. Identifying a species that would meet our goals and be able to thrive in Wyoming’s strongly seasonal habitat.” added Kauffman. “If we can get these Aussie macropods established and breeding, they are likely to thrive with continued climate change in Wyoming’s already semi-arid climate. Additionally, we believe with their large hind legs, they’ll be able to effectively defend themselves from coyotes, wolves and other predators. Trust me: You don’t want to be kicked by one of these animals.”
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    Even as they hope for the successful establishment of Wyoming’s newest large mammal, researchers aren’t giving up on the native big game that so many Wyomingite’s cherish. “Research is needed now more than ever to identify and map the critical habitats that migratory big game require,” Kauffman added.

    With a successful introduction of kangaroos into Wyoming’s ecosystem, WMI will review other opportunities for the state to be home to other marsupial species. A short-list for future proposed introductions include the koala, wallaby and the endangered Tasmanian Devil.

    Get a look at the migrations of Wyoming’s other big game species at migrationintiative.org.

    http://county10.com/first-90-kangaroos-released-in-wyoming/
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    Insanity. Surprised?
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    wont they freeze to death tho
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    Yeah, fuckin A. There's patches of snow where they're dropping that thing off. I'm sure the outback is cold at night, but not like that.
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    At first i figured this was an April Fool's joke. If it's really happening, it is ludicrous. Wyoming and all the American West have enough problems keeping native species healthy. Maybe this is karma paying somebody back for introducing rabbits into Australia.
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    kangaroos evolved in australia and have biological adaptations to live successfuly only in australia! so wyoming state is of course the perfect place for a new kangaroo home! who but liberals think in this manner? most likely they will be a chew-treat for grizzily bears or wyoming drivers will be scraping them off their car bumper.
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    this was aprils fools joke. Everyone settle down.
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    fokkhead still thinks its real tho'(shhhhhhhhhh dont tell him he wants to go visit the kangaroos).
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    good to know. hard to believe people can be that stupid to move a animal from its warm homeland to a cold land its not adapted to live at.

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