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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:31 AM
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City kangaroos collared for science

TARGET: ACT Parks, Conservation and Lands research assistant Claire Wimpenny uses a dart rifle to sedate kangaroos at the Wanniassa Hills reserve.
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ACT Government ecologists are fitting global positioning collars to kangaroos across the region's urban areas to better understand their movements.

The study, believed to be the first in Australia of a large, wild animal in an urban environment, could help to plan kangaroo population-control programs.

In understanding where and when kangaroos move, the study could also reduce the number of kangaroos involved in motor-vehicle collisions.

Territory and Municipal Services senior ecologist Don Fletcher said the ACT recorded the highest densities of kangaroo populations in Australia, making it the ''kangaroo capital''.

More: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general...
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