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Do you live in the United States? Do you want to own a pet kangaroo?
If you answered yes to these questions, you just might be in luck.
Because in 13 different states, you can!
Kangaroo ownership is legal with a permit in Washington, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maine and New Jersey.
It's totally legal, even without a permit, in Wisconsin, West Virginia and South Carolina.
This handy guide maps it out.
WAIT I CAN OWN A KANGAROO?? https://t.co/rJdgqptrzj — Vi La Bianca (@Vi La Bianca)
proud to live in a state where you can own a kangaroo without a permit https://t.co/H08bpCLBLQ — buzzy 𓆗✡︎ (@buzzy 𓆗✡︎)
They call it “Almost Heaven” for a reason https://t.co/FPiThKER4O — sophie (@sophie)
Perhaps this explains the strange phenomenon of the 'phantom kangaroo'?
Either way, kangaroos are pretty big – they can grow up to 8ft (2.4m) – so we suggest you think very carefully before deciding to become the Kangaroo King.