‘Fragile’ baby wallaby on way to resort

The orphan baby wallaby is being cared for at the Manx Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals after being found in the north of the Isle of Man by a member of the public.
The orphan baby wallaby is being cared for at the Manx Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals after being found in the north of the Isle of Man by a member of the public.
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This little cutie could soon be hopping her way to a new life in Blackpool.

The orphan baby wallaby is being cared for at the Manx Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals after 
being found in the north of the Isle of Man by a member of the public.

The joey’s condition is currently described as very fragile, but once carers are sure that she will survive, a competition will be held to name her.

Margaret Mansfield, from the ManxSPCA, said she was around three weeks old and the charity thought that she had probably fallen out of her mother’s pouch or been 
rejected.

Margaret said: “She is very fragile and it’s very much touch and go at the moment, but we are liaising with Blackpool Zoo, who have a little colony of wallabies, over her care and as soon as she becomes strong enough she will travel there.”

About 120 red necked wallabies, which are native to Tasmania and south east Australia, live wild in the island after a group escaped from the Wildlife Park in the 1970s. With no natural predators they are now thriving.

They live mainly around the Curraghs in the north of the island although recently there have been sightings as far south as the Braaid and Silverdale.