Albino kangaroo baby goes missing from German zoo; probably stolen

An albino baby kangaroo has gone missing from a German zoo.

The kangaroo named Mila was born last month at the Kaiserslautern zoo in southwestern Germany and has been a star attraction. She was last seen in her cage on Wednesday morning and wasn’t there when zookeepers closed down operations that night, police said.

We’re investigating in all directions, police told DPA. We can’t rule out that she was stolen.

Zoo Director Matthias Schmitt issued an appeal to the public for help in tracking down the baby, who was seldom far from her mother’s side. He issued a photo of both together with Mila peering out of her mother’s pouch.

Schmitt said it seems unlikely that the small marsupial was snatched by a wild fox or other predators, saying there were no blood traces found anywhere.

The zoo has employed two hunters with dogs to search for the kangaroo.