Sunday, March 02, 2003

Walla Walla Wallaby

Wallabies, native to Australia, are considered pests in New Zealand, and have been targeted for eradication. But according to this article from Stuff NZ, one lucky species, the tamar wallaby (Macropus eugenii), has been issued a reprieve, based on the fact that it is now extinct in its homeland. As a result, Australia is paying to ship them back home, a far better fate than ending up on someone's dinner table.

Thanks to a member of the ALIENS-L listserver for posting the wallaby article.

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