US woman, pet kangaroo find new home at zoo
WYNNEWOOD, Oklahoma (AP) - An Oklahoma woman and her pet kangaroo have found a new home after battling a city council over her right to keep the animal.
Two years after fighting a city council in northeastern Oklahoma over her right to keep a "therapy kangaroo", Ms Christie Carr found a home for her red kangaroo at an exotic animal park. And Ms Carr has found some relief from her depression.
On a recent weekday morning at The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park, Irwin, fresh from playing in the dirt, sat on a cushy chair in a wooden pen next to Ms Carr. He later fussed with Larsen, a baby Siberian tiger, in the staff house.
The new home, Ms Carr said, is good for both Irwin and herself. He's able to interact with other people and some animals, and her emotional life is enriched by being around all the animals.