Kangaroos Removed From SoFla Sanctuary Where One Had Escaped

Seven kangaroos have been temporarily removed from a home-based sanctuary by Florida wildlife officials. 

Early in the week, a 5-year-old kangaroo escaped from the location.

State wildlife officials said Friday that they had found "deficiencies" in the kangaroos' enclosures at a home in Jupiter, Florida.

The kangaroos were moved to an undisclosed, licensed facility.

The Palm Beach Post reports that the sanctuary was last inspected in 2016 and was up to code.

A spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says owner Eric Westergard is working to fix the fencing and caging issues.

The missing kangaroo named Storm was found Thursday, three days after he hopped away from Westergard's home.


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