Wallabies roamed the UK nearly 100 times

By Michael le page

The red necked wallaby (Notamacropus rufogriseus) has been seen across the UK

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If you go into the forest today, you might be in for a big surprise. Nearly 100 wallabies have been sighted across the UK in the past decade.

“Everyone was amazed at the number and distribution,” says Holly English of University College Dublin, Ireland, who described the sightings in an article titled “Where’s wallaby?” Has described in detail.

It is possible for wallabies to breed in the Chilterns in the south of England and in Cornwall in the south west of England. But most of the sightings are …