Wallaby on the loose in Lowell after escape from petting zoo


LOWELL, Ind. (WTHR) - The search is on for a wallaby running loose in Lowell.

According to The Times of Northwest Indiana, the owner of a traveling petting zoo was passing through Tuesday night and woke up a day later to find the animal had escaped its cage.

There have been sightings of the wallaby since its escape from the Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch west of Lowell, but as of Thursday evening, it remained on the loose.

A local veterinarian told The Times the wallaby is probably not dangerous, but is likely "scared to death at this point." Pat Leininger offered the Leininger Veterinary Clinic's phone number - 219-696-6300 - to anyone who spotted the wallaby.

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