Escaped Wallabies Slowly Taking Over the Isle of Man

By Gary Cutlack on at

The wallaby population of the Isle of Man is on the up, with around 120 apparently living in the wild on the north of the island. The island's wallabies all descend from the area's wallaby equivalent of Adam and Eve, a pair that escaped from a wildlife sanctuary in the 1970s. They sit unchallenged in the big/grazing food chain slot usually occupied by deer in the UK. [BBC]