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Zoogoers Kill Kangaroo After Throwing Bricks to Make It Hop

Kangaroos are basically Australian bears. You think they’re cute, you’d like a little cuddle, maybe a ride in that pouch thing they’ve got going, that looks comfy, right? Like Kanga from The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh. Well, the hard reality is kangaroos will mess you up. Don’t believe me? Well, have a look at some kangaroo attacks that were captured on video.

Pretty frightening stuff, right?

Still, despite the fact that kangaroos, like all Australians, are bloodthirsty criminals, there’s no reason to be throwing bricks and concrete at them once they’re safely incarcerated. But that’s what happened to a kangaroo in a zoo in Fujian province, China, according to the South China Morning Post. 

A 12-year-old female kangaroo suffered a severely injured foot when it was struck by bricks and concrete chunks on February 28 at the Fuzhou Zoo in Fujian province, China Central Television reported.

The kangaroo died days later and an examination by a veterinary surgeon revealed that the cause of death was probably a ruptured kidney after the animal was hit by the projectiles.

Visitors to the zoo were known to try to provoke the kangaroos to get them to display their signature hop.

This is messed up, but not as messed up as putting the kangaroo’s corpse on display as a warning to other kangaroos that they better learn to hop or else.

The report did not mention whether anyone was punished over the matter, but it said the dead female would be stuffed and put on display and the zoo would look to install security cameras to deter visitors from harming animals in future.

To be honest, I’m not entirely sure that I believe the story that the Chinese fake news, or 玩笑, is telling here. My working theory is that these “visitors” were actually paid by the kangaroo mafia to teach Hoppers a lesson after she turned State’s Evidence in a case that brought down kangaroo kingpin Don Pouchy. There’s nowhere in the world that’s safe from the kangaroo mafia.

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