Only one baby survived – two teenagers beat 14 kangaroos to death


What was going on in their heads?

Two young people in Australia have to answer for a fatal attack on 14 kangaroos. The two 17-year-olds are charged with ruthless beating and killing of the animals and will have to face a trial in a juvenile court at the end of November, the police said.

The dead giant kangaroos, including two young, were discovered over the weekend in two different locations near the coastal town of Batemans Bay in the south-east of the country.



The little one is fine. It could be nursed upPhoto: Wires Wildlife

The animal welfare organization Wires condemned the act as a “tragic and senseless act”, which left heavy marks on the volunteers on site and the residents.

► A baby kangaroo survived the attack. “When she got to us, she was as good as dead,” said Wires representative Janelle Renes to ABC television about the little female. In the meantime, however, she is doing “surprisingly incredibly well”.

Eastern gray kangaroos are native to the east and south of Australia. The males are up to 1.60 meters tall and weigh up to 60 kilograms.

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