Baby kangaroo found after night on the loose in New York

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March 15 (UPI) -- A baby kangaroo that escaped from a New York farm employee's home was found by a sheriff's deputy after a night on the loose.

The Yates County Sheriff's Office said the female joey, named Kaia, was captured by Deputy Sheriff Scott Walker about a mile away from where she had escaped from the home of a Stokoe Farms employee.


Stokoe Farms said Kaia had been taken home for the weekend by the employee because the young marsupial requires round-the-clock care, and the kangaroo managed to escape when the handler took the animal with her to visit family members in Yates County.

The sheriff's office said Kaia got loose Saturday, and more than 40 volunteers joined in the search before Kaia was safely located in Jerusalem on Sunday. Deputies said the animal did not appear to be injured.

Stokoe Farms owners Dave and Suzanne Stokoe said Kaia was rescued from Ohio late last year, and the 7-month-old animal is at an age at which she still would be in her mother's pouch in the wild.

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