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Kangaroo shot with crossbow on the mend

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Published on May 10, 2009

THE Eastern Grey kangaroo shot in the head with an arrow has been operated on and his prospects of a full recovery are good.

Melbourne Zoo vet Dr Michael Lynch, who performed the surgery to remove the arrow, said he will monitor the kangaroo for the next three weeks but is cautiously optimistic.

This was a big injury, but because the arrow didn't seem to have been in there for a long time, and the injury was fresh, hopefully he'll be okay, Dr Lynch said.

I'm cautiously optimistic about the kangaroo's prospects for a full recovery.

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