Making Marsupial Friends in Deadwood, South Dakota
The Roo Ranch is a strange celebration of marsupial life—at least, as much as can be displayed in South Dakota. Learn the differences between kangaroos and wallabies from friendly guides who treat the roos like their younger siblings, and who relate the soap opera of their social behavior with intense sincerity. Experience the not-quite-a-cat sensation of a roo tongue rasping over your knuckle. Wonder why they don't just jump over the fences. If you're lucky, you may also get to hear a performance by the New Guinea Singing Dogs, a sound something like the cross between a wolf howl, a windy tunnel, and a monastic choir.