OK woman and pet kangaroo find new home at local zoo

WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma woman and her pet kangaroo have found a new home at an exotic animal park after battling a city council over her right to keep the animal.

Christie Carr and Irwin the kangaroo moved to The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park in March.

Carr and officials in Broken Arrow had argued in 2011 over her right to keep the red kangaroo.

Irwin had been partially paralyzed after running into a fence as a baby three years ago. But he has regained quite a bit of strength and is able to hop.

Carr says the move has been good for both herself and the kangaroo. She says Irwin is able to interact with more people and the other animals help with her depression.

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