The keepers of a missing wallaby who disappeared from his pen near Kemptville are offering a $1,000 reward for the animal's safe return.

Wendell, a kangaroo-like animal, went missing after last week's winter storm knocked down fencing at Saunders Country Critters and Garden Centre.

One kangaroo and four wallabies escaped. All were found except for Wendell, a Bennett wallaby who was born at the centre three years ago. He is described as about 2.5 feet tall with brownish fur.

The wallaby's keepers ask anyone who sees Wendell to try to grab him by the base of the tail and get him in a pillow case or blanket.

Anyone who spots him or has information about his whereabouts is asked to call the zoo at 613-258-1108.