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Saturday, 21 April 2018

Zoo visitors pelted kangaroo to death because it wouldn’t hop


NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

View of a warning board reading "Please do not feed, tease animals" outside the kangaroos' enclosure at Fuzhou Zoo in Fuzhou city, southeast China's Fujian province, 18 April 2018. (Qi peng - Imaginechina)
A kangaroo was killed by visitors to a Chinese zoo who pelted the marsupial with stones because it wouldn't hop.
The kangaroo — a 12 year old female — died in a zoo in Fuzhou last month, after an apparent attack by humans.

Zookeepers found it with a smashed foot and other injuries after at least one visitor struck it with stones to try to make it jump, The New York Times reported, citing local news outlets.
A 5-year-old kangaroo's foot  was injured after visitors threw stones into the kangaroos' enclosure at the Fuzhou Zoo in Fuzhou city, China. (Qi peng/Imaginechina)
"Some of us saw visitors throwing stones, and an attendant went out to stop it, but the visitors denied doing it," a veterinarian told The Paper, The New York Times reported.
The kangaroo's foot was treated, but it died days later from extensive internal bleeding, believed to be caused by injuries from the stones.
Pics of the bricks that visitors hurled at kangaroos at the zoo in Fujian, killing one and injuring another. Zoo staff say visitors often throw objects at animals despite it being ‘prohibited’. pic.twitter.com/KwFCIcfRQ9
— Bill Birtles (@billbirtles) April 20, 2018
A 5-year-old 'roo was also injured after it was attacked with rocks at the same zoo, according to reports.
"Some adults see the kangaroos sleeping and then pick up rocks to throw at them," a Fuzhou zoo attendants told The Haixia Metropolis News, The Times reported. "After we cleared the display area of rocks, they went to find them elsewhere."
Visitors view kangaroos outside the kangaroos' enclosure at Fuzhou Zoo in Fuzhou city, southeast China's Fujian province, 18 April 2018. (Qi peng/Imaginechina)
The public fumed at news of the kangaroo's death.
"Doesn't matter our nationality, we should all be embarrassed to be human when stuff like this happens," one Twitter user said.
Others even suggested moving humans into the enclosure and attacking them.
"You should take those who threw rocks, and make them clean up the enclosure, and throw rocks at them," James Young tweeted.
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