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Australia: two teenagers charged with the death of 14 kangaroos

2021-10-12T09:50:57.360Z

Two Australian teenagers were indicted on Tuesday, October 12, for the deaths of 14 giant kangaroos they are accused of having hit, in a ...



Two Australian teenagers were indicted Tuesday, October 12, for the deaths of 14 giant kangaroos they are accused of having hit, in a seaside town four hours' drive from Sidney.

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The two boys, aged 17, were arrested after the discovery on Saturday of the dead kangaroos, including two small ones, near Batemans Bay, south of the capital, police said.

"

A tragic and senseless act that deeply marked the volunteers who came to the scene, as well as the inhabitants,

" commented on Facebook the wildlife organization Wires.

Summoned by justice on November 22

Police said they found the dead marsupials in two separate areas.

A baby kangaroo, found unconscious but survived, was nicknamed "

Hope

" by rescuers.

Surprisingly, she is doing incredibly well,

” Janelle Renes, Mid South Coast chairperson for Wires, told national television station ABC.

When she got here she was almost lifeless

” and “

it took about two hours to warm her up and see real signs that she was going to survive,

” she said.

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Summoned by justice, the two boys will have to explain themselves in a children's court on November 22.

Emblematic of Australia, the giant kangaroo is widespread in the south and east of the country.

The animal with the gray coat can reach a weight of 60 kg and a height of 1.60 meters for the male.

Source: lefigaro

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