Bathurst Kangaroo Project's roo relocation plans postponed

CONCERN: Ecologist Ray Mjadwesch with a roo. 042216roorescue1

CONCERN: Ecologist Ray Mjadwesch with a roo. 042216roorescue1

PLANS to commence darting and relocating some of Mount Panorama’s kangaroo population on Friday have been dashed due to ongoing wet weather.

In all, 150 kangaroos (15 per cent of the total population) were to be relocated after land-clearing works earlier this year along College Road sent the roos fleeing into the central business district where three were killed on the roads.

Bathurst Kangaroo Project’s Helen Bergen said rain and soggy grounds forced the plan to be postponed.

The relocation will see each kangaroo darted and then relocated outside the Bathurst region to allow the land-clearing works to continue.

Ms Bergen said she remains hopeful the project will be completed before this year’s Bathurst 1000.

The concept is a joint effort between Bathurst Kangaroo Project and Bathurst Regional Council. A licence for the relocation is being sought from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

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