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Topic: Mythical Animal Performs Mythical Rope Trick!
Message: Posted by: Joel Howlett (Aug 23, 2013 01:48PM)
During my visit to far North Queensland in July I became the first magician in history to perform the “Indian Rope Trick” with a Lumhultz Tree Roo climbing the rope!

Take a look at this website: http://theindianropetrick.com/

Please note when viewing the link above that NONE OF THE PHOTOS WERE “photo shopped”. This photo shoot was arranged with scientist, Dr Karen Coombes, the world’s leading expert on the Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo. The photos are designed to draw attention to the plight of this rare and beautiful mammal, which is found only on the high tablelands of Far North Queensland, and is today threatened by habitat loss, dog attacks, and road traffic. For more information, see Dr Coombes’ website: http://www.treeroorescue.org.au

This promotion is the latest episode in the history of a remarkable feat of magic. Just as a tree-climbing kangaroo is sometimes said to be a myth, the Indian rope trick has been called a myth also. It is not. The true history of this centuries-old mystery has been greatly distorted over the past 100 years.