Kangaroo Mob
Full Episode

Meet the mob of street-smart kangaroos moving into Australia’s capital city and the ecologists who follow their every move. Over the course of one drought-stricken year, follow mob leader, Black Spot, and kangaroo mother, Madge, with her two young joeys — mischievous Sonny and tiny pouch-bound Alice. This is a look at what happens when human development encroaches on wildlife habitat and two very different species are forced to co-exist. Buy the DVD. This film premiered on January 11, 2012. (Video limited to U.S. & Territories.)

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  • scaper

    Quess they have their kangaroos to watch out for…..we have our whitetail deer here!

  • gcai

    Why oh why do you block access from Canada?
    I can watch PBS OTA or via cable without restriction but you deny access over the net – and to think that major funding comes from the Toronto area for the Buffalo station – this stance is utterly unreasonable.

    Please change this silly situation ASAP

  • Bethy

    I spent over a month in Canberra a couple of years ago, as my brother has lived there (along with his family) for over 20 years. There wasn’t an area I didn’t recognize! Such a lovely area!

    I wish he could see the show, but you have blocked access to anyone outside this country…why?

    As gcai said, Please change this silly situation, ASAP.

  • Mat

    Unable to watch in Alaska as well…

    **PLEASE FIX!!**

  • Jon

    Cool animals. Have any of you bleeding heart animal (so called) rights clowns ever seen when disease decimates a group of animals because of overpopulation?This horrid condition is usually caused because of lack of predators .Do some research before you bad mouth the culling procedure.I do recall a few years back good old McDonald’s was selling Roo burgers unknowingly.Bon Appetit.

  • Barbls

    Kangaroo Mob is an interesting and enjoyable film. I am not a fan of “culling” ANY animals because they are perceived to be in the way of human progress. We humans are the ones “invading their” territories! The animals have as much right to be here on this earth as we humans. Maybe more! Happy to see that their plight is memorialized in this film, showing and explaining the fine work done by caretakers and caring fans.

  • Robin

    You’re talking about kangaroos in my backyard (living here in Canberra) – but sadly I can’t see what you’re saying.

  • james

    rude is wat it is

  • Jeff Nelson

    I plead with you from the island of Guam to deal with the “rights restrictions” that
    seem to have been placed on trying to view videos off the website from Guam.
    I keep getting a “not able to view due to rights restrictions” message when I
    click on Nature full episodes. But, you also have a statement that the videos
    are limited to the “US and territories.” Guam IS a US territory. Please correct
    this so those ofo us on Guam can watch–please!
    Jeff Nelson

  • Claire

    That was an unusual program. I have mixed feelings about. At one point, NATURE is on the kangaroo team. Then they switch to the human team. Then to kangaroos. Then to humans. Not one of your better programs, PBS.

  • Helen

    Its sad the backspot died. But why did you show the litel kid get hurt;(? But it was so butefull.

  • Catherine H

    I am FIRST to say that Nature on PBS has always been one of my all-time favorite tv programs. Yet something about this episode bothers me–and I will leave it at that. I loved watching the ‘Roos hopping around–but just “dont have what it takes” to see a kangaroo–or any animal for that matter–dead due to auto collision. Other than that, I noticed this was ANOTHER episode “available in US and territories only” and that is SO not fair. Some one will now no doubt chime in that life isnt fair–how about it is just plain WRONG that it was available in US and Territories only! especially when sponsors are denied access—I dont get it. But as always, thank you to PBS
    ‘for another new episode of Nature

  • Martin

    With a friend in the USA just mentioning this website and Canberra roo article to me, I thought I would take a look, but like the other Canberra resident (and many others elsewhere in the world it seems) I also found it blocked for my region… figure that…

  • JT

    Absolutely beautiful animals.

  • Debbie

    I go through program after program hoping this one will play. I cancelled cable..television is mostly garbage but not PBS and I miss it. Why do you prohibit programming in Canada? On your PBS drives I can remember alot of mention of Vancouver supporting PBS, my family did. I will not support or get unhealthy in front of cable television any more and $100 a month just to watch PBS is wrong.. How can I even pay PBS for online access???

  • Kim Green

    It seems you are promoting kangaroo culling. You should change your name from Nature to Killer. What hypocrisy by the bastard who saves one kangaroo from the fence during day and promotes killing of thousands of kangaroos during the night.

  • David

    Oh My God. I can NOT imagine going into my backyard and finding a six foot tall kangaroo eating my grass. I would be so scared. What if it breaks into my house and starts eating all my food? Destroying my furniture! I guess I could not live in Canberra or Australia for that matter. I love this show though.

  • Melanie T

    My sixth grade students throughly enjoyed this program. It allowed them to appreciate the hard decisions and consequences of human environmental interaction. It sparked a number of lively discussions as to the culling situation and environment protection. Thanks from Tucker Middle School in Tucker, Georgia, USA

  • Fernando

    I can agree with those who proclaim that kangaroos should not be culled because they are in the way of human progress. However, if one were to take a second and think critically about the situation instead of immediately deciding that humanity is evil, you would understand the true reasoning behind culling. First of all, it is stated that the kangaroo population has enjoyed population growth of nearly 1000% in recent years as they grow from a few hundred in number, to tens of thousands. This is not natural growth and it results from a secure source of food (which comes from humanity) and an almost nonexistent predator base (also caused by humanity). If it continued it would eventually result in something far worse than culling, as Jon previously stated, an overpopulated ecosystem collapses in the most disgusting of ways. Disease spreads, starvation goes rampant, and the lack of space turns its victims into reason-less rage machines. Culling, although cruel at first thought, is almost humane in that it prevents what is worse from coming. Its ok if you do not agree with me, but at least give some rational thought to what you are arguing about and search for the whole truth. :)

  • angela

    Does anyone know if that child at the end was alright? That was horrifying.

  • Glen

    A US friend sent me the link, but “We’re sorry but this video is not available in your region due to right restrictions”, so I can’t see it.
    Enlighten me….why do you make a video about Australia but block Australians in Australia (and plenty of Americans in America , from the comments) from being able to see it?

  • Bruce and Liz LeMond

    We tried playing the episode, but it doesn’t work. It does come up with a commerical at the beginning, and after the commerical, it stops.

  • Jess

    Great episode. However, the method for culling joeys is inhumane and should be stopped.

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