Zoo authorities in China say a kangaroo has been killed and another injured at Fuzhou Zoo in south-eastern Fujian province after visitors threw rocks into their enclosure.

Local media said the 12-year-old female kangaroo was "pelted" with rocks by visitors, with a sharp stone injuring its left foot and causing bleeding.

An autopsy reportedly showed the kangaroo probably died due to a ruptured kidney, after zookeepers treated the animal's injured foot but did not realise it was bleeding internally.

A few days later, a visitor allegedly threw part of a brick into the kangaroo enclosure, injuring a five-year-old male — but it is expected to make a full recovery.

Fuzhou Zoo's kangaroo breeder told Chinese media visitors sometimes throw stones to make the marsupials wake up or jump around.

The zoo has reportedly now applied for funding to install high-definition surveillance cameras.

It has also decided to only allow three of their kangaroos to be on show for visitors, while the body of the dead female kangaroo will be preserved and put on display.

Responses to "Kangaroo dies in Chinese zoo after visitors throw rocks 'to make it hop'"

  1. Anonymous says:

    How about we put the guilty in a small enclosure and let the zoo employees that care for the kangaroos pelt THEM with brick pieces? Hmmmm?

  2. sosbaiji says:

    I agree with the great suggestion above by anonymous.

  3. How useful are zoos as supposedly educational facilities when the assholes going there pelt animals to death - to make them hop?

  4. Pls advise the zoo to put meshed cages for humans and let the animals go free. It is evident that humans are by nature stupid. Surveillance cameras? To donehat? A life vs a minor offence?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Meanwhile in Australia we are losing our kangaroos to fires. Can we just have our animals back if they aren't caring for them!

  6. Unknown says:

    Why not collect and dispose of All Throw-able materiel and supply an edible snack.

  7. Unknown says:

    Why cant they collect all harmful objects and maybe supply non harming edibles!?

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