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.