Posted August 31, 2018 18:33:16A new webcam at Edinburgh Zoo has revealed to the world that a giant kangaroo has been spotted by staff.
A webcam set up at the zoo’s Animal House on Saturday revealed a “tremendous” female male kangaroos resting in the water below.
“They’re in a very deep hole, and I was very lucky to be able to capture some of the best images of the kangaros in this place,” said John Walker, who runs the zoo.
He said staff had been watching the kangs since March and had “seen them around the zoo a lot”.
“I was quite excited when I saw the footage, but I wasn’t sure exactly what it was.
They were sitting on the bottom of a small pool, and when I started looking through the camera, I saw a big big hole in the ground.
I didn’t know what to think.
The kangarees are a rare sight in Edinburgh Zoo.
There are only about a dozen of the large marsupials left in the world.
But with the death of a mother kangarae in August, the zoo will not be breeding again until 2019.
Kangaroas are endangered and have been threatened by a range of human activities, including logging, agriculture and development.
In June, the Edinburgh Zoo announced it would be closing its kangabean enclosure, with the new facility opening in 2019.