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North London roaming wallaby dies after operation on foot

Jean after he was caught. Credit: Caro Shrives

A wallaby that was spotted roaming around North London, before he was caught last week, has died after an operation.

Jean, who was captured in Dartmouth Park, was taken to a RSPCA animal centre in Heathrow where he underwent an operation to treat his broken foot.

He unfortunately could not be revived from the anaesthesia.

The animal charity said: "Surgery always comes with risks, especially for wallabies, but it was necessary in this instance.

"Despite this, we are of course saddened that the wallaby did not survive."

Neighbours managed to keep Jean safe before he was caught by the RSPCA. Credit: Caro Shrives
The stray wallaby named Jean. Credit: Caro Shrives

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Neighbours contained wallaby until RSPCA arrived

The stray wallaby has been named Jean Credit: Caro Shrives
It was seen by residents on York Rise Estate in Dartmouth Park early this morning Credit: Caro Shrives
Neighbours managed to keep it safe behind bars until the RSPCA arrived Credit: Caro Shrives
RSPCA officer Leigh Summers gets Jean safely into the van Credit: Caro Shrives
The animal was apparently 'perfectly healthy' Credit: Caro Shrives
Jean will be held at an exotic animal holding centre at Heathrow Airport until his future is decided Credit: Caro Shrives