8:30pm – Tuesday, February 21 on ABC1
In the second of our new strand of Wild Ones natural history documentaries, we 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 mum Madge with her two young joeys – mischievous Sonny and tiny pouch-bound Alice.
Learning to be an urban ‘roo is tough for little Sonny, who must negotiate busy roads, and avoid cars and dogs in order to find food. When the city announces a kangaroo cull, his life is in serious danger.
Thanks to the latest scientific technology we uncover surprising new animal behaviour whilst delving into the controversial issues that arise when sharing your backyard with a large wild creature.
Kangaroo Mob is a warm and entertaining look at what happens when human development encroaches on wildlife habitat and two very different species are forced to co-exist.