Kangaroo Mob

Kangaroo Mob

Streaming Video - 2011
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Meet the mob of street-smart kangaroos moving into Australia's capital city and the ecologists following their every move. Over the course of one drought-stricken year, we follow mob leader, Black Spot, and kangaroo mother, Madge, with her two young joeys - Sonny and Alice. Here is a look at what happens when human development encroaches on wildlife habitat and two very different species are forced to co-exist.
Publisher: [United States]: PBS, 2011
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO HOOPLA
Characteristics: video file,rda
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1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.)) : sound, color

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Derringer
Feb 22, 2016

You know, I honestly have to say that this "Kangaroo Mob" documentary from 2011 certainly turned out to be a whole lot better than I had first anticipated.

Almost right from the start - I found it to be quite intriguing how such a large animal, as the kangaroo (whose very survival was being greatly affected by an extended, Australian drought), took great risks and boldly ventured into Canberra's suburbs in order to see what food was available.

Though "Kangaroo Mob's" story was an unfortunate one, from the perspective of the desperately hungry kangaroos (who, in large numbers, were being systematically controlled (culled) by government appointed hunters with rifles), I was certainly glad that this documentary ended its story on a positive note (in favour of these impressive creatures).

All-in-all - My guess is that this thoughtfully-presented documentary will, most likely, appeal to the interests of most viewers.

*Note* - Be sure to watch the videos that have been posted here, as well.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Feb 17, 2016

Hey! Are you ready for the new rebels on the block? Are you ready for the "Kangaroo Mob"?

Well, it would seem that Australia's most beloved, national animal (the usually timid kangaroo) has turned into something of an unwelcome outlaw as these creatures are now hopping, skipping and, jumping their way into the suburbs of Canberra (Australia's national capital) in search of life-sustaining foodstuffs, such as fresh veggies.

It seems that a severe drought affecting the outlying grasslands (located well-beyond Canberra's city limits) has forced these hungry creatures (by the 1000s) to venture, closer and closer, into the city's centre, causing endless concern for Canberra's motorists, ecologists, and, yes, just about everyone else, as well.

This well-produced documentary (from PBS) certainly gives the viewer plenty to think about as the fate of these awesome creatures is found hanging in the balance while a heated debate opens up between insensitive government officials and concerned wildlife conservationists.

(*Note*) - Be sure to watch the video that I've included along with these comments.

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Jul 03, 2016

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