A kangaroo at a zoo in South China has died after tourists threw bricks at the animal in its enclosure to make it hop. Another kangaroo was injured.
According to the South China Morning Post, a 12-year-old female kangaroo suffered a severely injured foot after a visitor hit the marsupial with bricks and concrete rocks on February 28 at the Fuzhou Zoo located in the Fujian Province. The kangaroo died a few days later; a veterinarian necropsy revealed the animal died of a ruptured kidney after being hit by the heavy objects.
And as if the death of the kangaroo wasn’t enough for zoo officials to change the venue to make it safer for animals, a few weeks later, a five-year-old kangaroo suffered similar injuries the same way. Visitors to the zoo have been known to provoke the kangaroos to watch the animals hop.
There have been no reports of any arrests, however the zoo stated they would look into installing security cameras to deter visitors in the future from harming the animals. Sadly China zoos have few regulations to protect animals.
(Photos screenshots via Strait Metropolitan Post and website Fuzhou Zoo)
Read a prior article about China zoo cruelty here.
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