Baby kangaroo dies after escaping from petting zoo

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JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A baby kangaroo has died after he escaped from a truck while visiting an Arkansas military base.

Cockrill’s Country Critters Mobile Petting Zoo and Pony Rides said on social media that volunteers had searched for “Hoppy” since he escaped his pouch and jumped from the truck’s window Saturday morning at Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville.

The petting zoo said the base officials found “Hoppy” Monday morning. There’s no word on how he died.

The 19th Force Support Squadron says Hoppy was a nine-month-old red kangaroo who was there for the base’s Family Fest.

Cockrill’s said the kangaroo was named by a girl who was diagnosed with cancer and has since died.

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