German zoo officials are searching for a kangaroo that escaped from an animal park near Frankfurt, with the help of a fox and wild boar.

Three kangaroos named Skippy, Jack and Mick bounded through a hole in the fence of their enclosure made by a helpful fox on Saturday night, Michael Hoffmann, deputy head of the animal park near Frankfurt, said.

One unadventurously stayed within the park grounds and was swiftly recaptured. The other two scrabbled to freedom through a hole dug by a wild boar under the park’s exterior barriers.

Vets snared one of the refugee pair after a long chase, Mr Hoffmann said, but the third had proved harder to track down.

The animal is no danger to the public, stressed Mr Hoffmann.

“He’s super friendly, super nice. Absolutely no danger at all.”

There have been several sightings of the kangaroo still at large but he has managed to stay one hop ahead of authorities.

“He feeds on vegetables and grasses, so should find plenty to forage,” said Mr Hoffmann.

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