COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina zoo has begun work on an interactive exhibit that will feature close viewing of kangaroos and wallabies.
Multiple media outlets reported Thursday that the walk-through exhibit at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia is to open next year. It will feature three red kangaroos and add eight red-necked wallabies.
Zoo officials say the exhibit called Kangaroo Crossing will be similar to one at an Indiana zoo, where kangaroos occasionally bound across the pedestrian path.
Red kangaroos are among the largest marsupials and grow up to 5 feet tall. Red-necked wallabies are among the largest in their group, growing to 3 feet tall.