Kangaroo in zoo died after tourists threw bricks to make it hop

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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19 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    China needs to get out of the “Zoo” business! If they aren’t feeding donkeys to tigers they are letting people kill Kangaroos with bricks! Instead of security cameras put a human guard there to stop these idiots that think nothing of abusing an animal! Disgusting!

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  2. Marni Montanez says:

    what kind of people do this? To see a kangaroo hop? why are there bricks around that these idiot children can throw. I am so angry because this animal suffered and no one will get arrested. CHINA’s laws are horrific and so outdate.

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  3. Kathy says:

    China needs to close all zoos if they offer no protection to animals from “supposed” tourists! These people have no morals when it comes to animals! Let’s throw brick and rocks at them and see if they “hop” out of the way! If they get injured or killed, oh well!

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  4. Adrienne says:

    Rocks should be thrown at the abusers. What enjoyment do these subhumans get out of hitting a kangaroo with a rock or concrete to see it hop? Hopefully the cameras will help and if they do, they should be put up all around the various enclosures so this doesn’t happen to other animals. Now they have one less kangaroo to watch. Ignorant people.

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  5. Pamela Bolton says:

    Why would they care about Zoo animals when they don’t give a damn about the dogs and cats of their nation? Sick bunch of people.

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  6. Red says:

    All zoos in China should be closed……those people only murder and torment animals….they do not love or appreciate their beauty.

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  7. J. Martin says:

    Some countries don’t deserve to have ANY animals. God knows China (and others in that region of the world). Will NEVER treat animals with any kind of compassion. They don’t give a shit about them; Those barbaric shits DON’T care at all about animals .. except for how they may taste. Those fucks are deranged assholes. And yes, I know .. not all people there are like that. But for fuck sakes … do something to the pricks who do this shit.

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  8. Carol Thompson says:

    When did it become all right to throw rocks at animals and our society just stood there and did nothing about it ????? why are adults doing this infront of children and no one is telling them to stop what they are doing???? why are the police not charging these 2 adults with causing injurious harm and death to an animal??? there are plenty of people there with cameras, video cameras and smart phones so almost all their work is done for them. all they have to do is collect the evidence and sort through it. Did anyone think that Kangaroos are not that plentiful and will soon be on the endangered species list thanks to these 2 idiots. doesnt really matter what zoo this is at, the fact is their behaviour was deplorable and no one ( not even the staff that worked at this zoo ) did anything to stop these 2 idiots. it was almost like rewarding them for their cruel and abusive behavior. Here is my next question for you : these 2 idiots had absolutely no problem watching a kangaroo wince in pain, bleed, cry out in agony, etc…. while they threw rocks at it. they also stood or sat there and watched these poor animals while they were in agony and did absolutely nothing. How difficult do you think it is going to be for them to go to the next level ???? start physically harming children and adults. and then when harming gets boring, murdering is next. think about it….

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    • Nancy Raymond says:

      I agree w/you Mr. Kalderon – ALL zoos in ALL countries should be closed – they are nothing more than animal prisons – only criminals belong in prison, not innocent animals.

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  9. Nancy Raymond says:

    It is pretty apparent that these disgusting humans think torturing animals is acceptable and this is pretty much proof. This poor kangaroo was murdered because some ignorant assholes wanted to see it hop – what a piss poor country China is – their total lack of humanity towards animals shows up in everything they do – from eating dogs/cats to torturing them in the streets is part of everyday life in this God forsaken dump of a country.

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