Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Petting Zoo under Investigation Says Its Kangaroo Is Healthy

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Petting Zoo under Investigation Says Its Kangaroo Is Healthy

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Ontario petting zoo under fire says kangaroo healthy

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An Ontario petting zoo under investigation by animal welfare authorities for leaving a kangaroo and other animals in the sun without shade at a recent festival north of Toronto says it takes exceptional care of all its animals.

Tim Height, the owner of Tiger Paw Exotics, says the kangaroo was just resting as it usually does during the days and not near death as alleged by a visitor to the Aurora Chamber of Commerce's annual street festival.

That visitor, Jonathon Cole, says he saw the kangaroo curled up on minimal bedding on the hot road with no available water and foam coming from its mouth.

He thought the animal was dying and complained to both Height and to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, who attended and told the petting zoo to provide a tent to give shade to the animals.

Height says the sun had just broken through and staff were already constructing a tent for the animals, which also had separate enclosures with rabbits and porcupines. …

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