It was a case of ‘only in Australia’ when a curious kangaroo found its way into a classroom at a Queensland university.
It was a case of ‘only in Australia’ when a curious kangaroo found its way into a classroom at a Queensland university.

Is this the most Aussie thing ever seen in a classroom?

A kangaroo with a thirst for knowledge tried to jump the regular entry requirements by inviting himself into a classroom at a regional university.

The adult male eastern grey kangaroo was found in a Rockhampton nursing lab at CQUniversity early on Tuesday morning.

A university spokeswoman said members of the campus security were called and were able to coax the kangaroo back outside before class started.

"The kangaroo is now back outside living its best life on our Rockhampton north campus," she said.

This kangaroo hopped past security and into a room at CQUni in Rockhampton on Tuesday. Picture: Natalie Smithwick
This kangaroo hopped past security and into a room at CQUni in Rockhampton on Tuesday. Picture: Natalie Smithwick

"We have a wide array of wildlife on regional campuses and enjoy sharing our spaces with kangaroos, possums, lizards, birds and even snakes.

"This is the first time a kangaroo has joined us in the classroom though."

The spokeswoman said no staff, students or kangaroos were harmed.


CQuniversity was founded in Rockhampton in 1967 and has undergone several name changes in that time.
The main campus remains in Rockhampton, but there are now also numerous branch campuses around Australia and overseas.

Originally published as Is this the most ussie thing ever seen in a classroom?


Herne loses huge opportunity as motorsport bodies bicker

Premium Content Herne loses huge opportunity as motorsport bodies bicker

THE Australian Autosport Association has taken aim at Motorsport Australia over...

‘They shouldn’t be left to deal with this on their own’

Premium Content ‘They shouldn’t be left to deal with this on their own’

LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin has welcomed the border bubble changes, but says it’s...

Region’s 2554 job vacancies signals a ‘return of confidence’

Premium Content Region’s 2554 job vacancies signals a ‘return of confidence’

Despite the pandemic and hard border closures the number of job vacancies has risen...