The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is calling on Broken Hill residents to report sightings of a female kangaroo that has been shot by an arrow.
NPWS Area Manager Jaymie Norris said local wildlife carers from Rescue and Rehabilitation of Australian Native Animals (RRANA) saw the injured western grey this morning (7 July) near Brooks St, Broken Hill.
“We believe the kangaroo is carrying her joey and they were spotted heading into bush before RRANA carers were able to get close and assess her injury,” Mr Norris said.
“While she is still mobile, we believe the arrow has pierced the skin near her right thigh and she needs immediate attention.
“RRANA volunteers continue to look for the animal and we are hoping residents on Brooks Street may see the animal return to the area around Broken Hill Regional Aquatic Centre tonight where kangaroos tend to gather to feed.
“It’s very distressing to see an animal injured in this way, particularly one carrying a joey, so the priority is to get it into RRANA’s care as soon as we can.
“If you see the injured kangaroo, please don’t approach it but call RRANA volunteers who will come and take it into care,” said Mr Norris.
Local RRANA volunteers can be contacted on 0429 204 416.
All wildlife, including kangaroos, are protected in NSW and cannot be harmed without a permit. People found harming wildlife face strict penalties.