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Springwatch: In search of the Isle of Man's wallabies

Springwatch on the Isle of Man

The IOM's wallabies have featured in an episode of BBC Springwatch as film-maker Gordon Buchanan highlights the island's antipodean inhabitants.

More than 100 are thought to be living in the Ballaugh Curraghs, an area managed by the Manx Wildlife Trust.

They have lived in the wild on the island since a pair escaped from a wildlife park some years ago.

The Red-Necked wallabies are the only marsupials known to be at large in parts of the British countryside.



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