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Tourists kill kangaroo, threw bricks at animal to make it hop

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CHINA – Tourists visiting a Chinese zoo killed a kangaroo and injured another after throwing bricks at them so they would hop.

A 12-year-old female kangaroo died days after being pelted by bricks and concrete chunks by tourists at the Fuzhou Zoo on Feb. 28, the South China Morning Post reports.

A veterinary surgeon believes the kangaroo likely died from a ruptured kidney. A 5-five-year old kangaroo was injured weeks later by people throwing objects.

The report claims zoos and wildlife parks in China are lightly-regulated and animals are kept in poor conditions.