Kangaroo found safe in Yates County after going missing on Saturday (photos & video)

Officials say the baby kangaroo that went missing near Penn Yan while its handler was visiting family was found safe.

The Yates County Sheriff’s Office sent out an alert around 4 p.m. that a 2-foot tall kangaroo escaped in the area of Williams Hill and Coates roads.

Between 40 and 50 volunteers from around the area gathered- helping volunteers find the missing kangaroo.

Eventually, around 12 p.m. on Sunday- the kangaroo was located in the town of Jerusalem.

Deputy Scott Walker captured the kangaroo with a blanket. The kangaroo is named ‘Kaia’ and was rescued from a bad situation before, which is how the animal ended up at Stokoe Farms.

Photo by Shawn Hoose.

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