A kangaroo has been killed by visitors to a zoo, who threw bricks at the trapped animal in a sick bid to get a reaction.
The 12-year-old female suffered a severely injured foot when chunks of concrete and bricks were lobbed into her enclosure, according to state media in China.
The kangaroo, at the Fuzhou Zoo in Fujian province, died a few days later and an examination by a veterinarian revealed that the cause of death was likely a ruptured kidney caused by being struck by the projectiles.
A few weeks later, a five-year-old male kangaroo at the same zoo was slightly injured in a similar way, the report posted on the network's website stated.
The report included pictures of the first kangaroo's smashed and nearly severed foot, and of the animal receiving treatment via intravenous drip before it died.
Missy Hawes grabbed granddaughter Blake Massie and ran in doors in Altadena, California when she saw a bear running into the garden.
This Hispanic woman with a slight accent caught a fellow Hispanic woman attempting to drop off a couple of dogs on the side of the road near her house. She quickly director her to take them over to the ASPCA instead where the dogs would perhaps get a better life if adopted.
This turkey walked into a T-Mobile store, took a shit, and left.
A series of shark attacks off Australia's west coast have struck fear in the hearts of some of the world's top surfers, with at least two pro competitors voicing their concerns about getting back in the water.
Brazilian pro-surfers Italo Ferreira and Gabriel Medina took to Instagram on Tuesday to tell their fans they 'do not feel safe training and competing in this kind of place.'
The kind of place they're referring to is a pair of breaks off Gracetown, in Western Australia's south-west, where two other surfers were attacked by sharks during the Margaret River Pro competition, Nine News reports.
A new-born calf was spotted with human-like feet at a farmhouse in southern China.
In the video, captured in Yibin City in Sichuan Province on April 5, a calf lying on the ground has two abnormally long hind legs and human-like feet.
Since the hind legs were much longer than the front ones, it could not stand up.
According to the calf was alive and able to take on liquid food.
On the afternoon of April 16th, in the Kunming Yuantongshan Zoo, when a giraffe itched outside, the head was stuck on the tree trunk. The staff cut the tree shrews and the saved giraffes died because of the rescue.
Harrowing new footage has emerged showing obese 'monster foxes' bred for their fur in shocking conditions on farms in Finland.
The horrifying video, part of an undercover investigation, shows dangerously overweight animals with huge pelts and rolls of folded skin locked up in cramped cages.
Activists say the bloated silver foxes are being bred up to five times their normal weight for the lucrative fur market. Wildlife expert Chris Packham has described the footage, captured in western Finland, as 'heartbreaking'.
The video, released by Finnish campaign group Oikeutta eläimille (Animal Justice), purports to show conditions at a 'high-welfare' farm. But animals are shown with rolls of fat while some have weeping eye conditions and deformed feet.
This footage shows the moment would-be rescuers dash for cover after an angry sloth bear charges them as they free it from a 35-foot deep dry well.
Forest Department officials in Maharashtra, west India, were called in after the wild sloth bear tumbled into a dry well during a heatwave.
The bear escaped the fall unharmed and kind-hearted rescuers helped lower a tree log into the well, so it could clamber out.
Not so cute now! Brutal koala fight rolls in to man's backyard in Adelaide.
In countries such as Kazakhstan Muslims love to use dog meat in their street market food. Here is the police catching one man actually skinning a dog alive and chopping it up in a local park.
The man was arrested and charged with animal murder and cruelty to animals and will be sentenced briefly.
We've all been there, this cat is just an example of what happens when you meet up with long time friends you haven't saw in a while for a "few" drinks.
WARNING - GRAPHIC AND DISTRESSING IMAGES: Staffordshire Bull Terrier Diesel was seized by police after members of the public reported seeing the dog being assaulted by a man
Eight-month-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier Diesel was seized by police after members of the public reported seeing the dog being assaulted by a man.
The dog’s owner, Tyler Laverick, was visited by police at his home in North Shields, north of Newcastle, where they found the injured pet inside.
A court heard that, when asked how he suffered the visible wounds to his head, 20-year-old Laverick responded by saying “I was biting him, I was stoned”.
Diesel was seized and taken to a nearby vets while the case was reported to the RSPCA and Laverick, of Front Terrace, North Shields, was cautioned and arrested for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, Chronicle Live reports.
This is the stomach-churning moment a hungry cobra regurgitated SEVEN eggs after it raided a chicken coop on an eating spree.
The killer snake slithered into a henhouse in Kerala, India, before killing a chicken and gorging on eggs.
Slowed down by its huge dinner, the reptile brought up seven of the eight eggs it swallowed to get away from a snake catcher.
A wildlife rescuer, known as Sujith, said the cobra tried to escape from public view.
He said: "When a snake slithers on the ground it's difficult for it to get away with heavy food like eggs inside it.
"In this instance, the cobra wanted to escape from the public view, so it puked the eggs fast."
A cruel woman was caught on camera punching and slamming a young dog down onto a concrete patio - because it had split her coffee in the garden.
Joanne Hosking, 41, from St Ives in Cornwall, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a terrier type dog called Edie last July and was jailed for 18 weeks.
The RSPCA said the ‘innocent dog’ was picked up to shoulder height and slammed down on to the patio twice, before she then punched the 12 month old pup.
It sports a green mohican, fleshy finger-like growths under its chin and can breathe through its genitals.
The Mary river turtle is one of the most striking creatures on the planet, and it is also one of the most endangered.
The 40cm long turtle, which is only found on the Mary river in Queensland, features in a new list of the most vulnerable reptile species compiled by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).
Despite the turtle’s punk appearance – derived from vertical strands of algae that also grow on its body – its docile nature made it historically popular as a pet.
Gill-like organs within its cloaca – an orifice used by reptiles for excretion and mating – enable it to stay underwater for up to three days, but it was unable to hide from the pet collectors who raided its nests during the 1960s and 1970s.
The turtle is placed at 30th on ZSL’s Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (Edge) list for reptiles. First established in 2007, Edge lists have previously been published for amphibians, birds, corals and mammals, helping guide conservation priorities for 100 most at-risk species. Each species is given a score which combines extinction risk with its evolutionary isolation or uniqueness, with the latest list supported by a study in the journal Plos One.
Top of the list is the Madagascar big-headed turtle, which has an Edge score higher than that of any other amphibian, bird or mammal, and is still taken for food and global trade.
Other unusual and endangered species include the Round Island keel-scaled boa from Mauritius, a snake which is the only terrestrial vertebrate known to have a hinged upper jaw; the minute leaf chameleon from Madagascar which is the size of a human thumbnail; and the gharial, a slender-snouted fish-eating freshwater crocodile. Less than 235 gharial survive in the rivers of northern India and Nepal.
A quick-thinking fisherman delivered 98 baby sharks by c-section after their mother was fatally attacked by another predator.
Mathew Orlov, 46 claims that the sevengill shark was already dead when he pulled it onto his boat off the coast of Victoria, Australia.
However when Matthew lay the shark on the deck of his boat he realised that its stomach was still moving.
He then performed an impromptu c-section on the mother shark in a bid to save the babies inside.
Mathew, from Geelong, can be seen in the clip removing each young shark from inside the mother and into the wild during the operation which lasted nine minutes.
Mathew, said: 'As soon as she was on the boat we saw the seven bite marks from another shark.
Monkey pisses inside a car at a safari park.
Two boys have been charged with animal cruelty over a video of a kitten being hurled 30ft into a canal.
The shocking clip showed the distressed young cat, called Ben, being thrown over the waterfront railings into the Manchester Ship Canal in Runcorn.
The camera then follows the cat as it falls away into darkness.
Cheshire Police began an investigation after thousands shared the vile clip online.
One social media user branded those responsible as the ‘dregs of life’.
A reader who emailed the video to the Liverpool ECHO identifying themselves as Justice Is Red – one of the nicknames of Runcorn vigilante Red Eye - said the cat was thrown 30 feet.
The awe-inspiring moment a whale shark rose from the deep and swam alongside humans has been captured in stunning aerial footage.
The gentle giant - the largest fish in the world - dwarfs the tiny figures in the amazing rare video.
It was filmed off the coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico, which from early winter to late spring is a haven for the beautiful beasts.
They return every season to the bay waters close to the city of La Paz.
Aerial cinematographer Tarsicio Sañudo Suarez, 36, said it was a "special" moment when he realised what was happening.
“At that moment I was in a boat with the people of the Whale Museum of La Paz," he explained.
The ancient remains of a gigantic marine reptile have been found in southwestern England. Known as an ichthyosaur, the animal lived about 205 million years ago and was up to 85 feet long—almost as big as a blue whale, say the authors of a study describing the fossil published today in PLOS ONE.
Biology textbook have long touted the modern blue whale as the largest animal that ever lived, but this and other fascinating fossil finds hint that there may once have been even bigger creatures swimming Earth’s seas.
The safari park management said the giraffe was unhurt.
WARNING - DISTRESSING CONTENT: The suffering animals were crammed together on the boat which was bound for the Middle East
Horrifying footage of sheep baking to death on board a slaughter ship has been leaked by a whistleblower.
The suffering animals can be seen caked in their own faeces and and fighting to try and get food and water as they are shipped from Australia to the Middle East.
Several animals die on the journey because of the sickening conditions they are kept in.
The footage has been released by Animals Australia, a campaign group that wants live, long-haul animal exporting to be banned.
The group says the video is comprised of footage taken on five 'routine' sheep shipments to the Middle East.
A hapless bullfighter making his comeback after being badly gored is back in hospital after another eye-watering injury in the ring that saw a bull rip open his leg.
Matador Roman Collado suffered horrific injuries when the enraged beast ripped open his left leg with its horns during the display in Seville, southern Spain.
Collado had earlier spent weeks recovering from an earlier injury that saw his arm and chest pierced during a bout in Valencia and was only just back on his feet.
His most recent injuries were so bad he needed immediate emergency surgery in the bullring's medical room before he was rushed to hospital.
The matador later told his fans on Twitter that he'd suffered a gruesome six-inch (15-centimetre) tear through a major blood vessel in his leg, just missing his groin.
A dad who witnessed a 16ft saltwater crocodile swallowing the tail of its 10ft freshwater rival whole has spoken of his shock.
Prison manager Bill Yan, 49, said he could hear bones chomping as the enormous creature chomped on the smaller reptile it had just killed.
The father-of-two captured the incident on camera while he was out fishing in the Daly River in Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory with his son Mitchell, 16, on April 1.
Bill, who lives in Alice Springs but was visiting Darwin for the weekend, said: “We were cruising up the river and saw a big white thing floating down with a load of birds around it.
“We thought it was a fish but as we got closer we realised it was a section of a crocodile.
“Then we saw some splashing up the bank and saw this big saltie eating what was left of another crocodile that was floating down the river.
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