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    A kangaroo survived for about a week after being shot through the head with an arrow, wildlife officials said, and is expected to make a full recovery.

    Kangaroo: Veterinary surgeons from Melbourne Zoo operated on the stricken animal over the weekend and were optimistic about his chances. Photo: AFP



    Wildlife Australia has posted a A$10,000 dollar (5,032) reward to find the person responsible for shooting the kangaroo, which was found in parkland near Melbourne's outer suburbs on Thursday.
    Veterinary surgeons from Melbourne Zoo operated on the stricken animal over the weekend and were optimistic about his chances.


    "This was a big injury, but because the arrow didn't seem to have been in there for a long time, and the injury was fresh, hopefully he'll be okay," said Michael Lynch, a vet at Melbourne Zoo.
    "I'm cautiously optimistic about the kangaroo's prospects for a full recovery."
    The marsupial was rescued just days after another kangaroo was found with an arrow in its rump in the same location, said Fiona Corke, a Wildlife Victoria spokesman. She said her organisation wanted to catch those responsible.
    "It's just unbelievable, I just can't believe that anybody would do something so cruel. It must be a very cold-hearted person to do that," she told national news agency AAP.
    Miss Corke said the kangaroo was believed to have survived for up to a week before it was discovered and taken to an animal hospital.


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    aww poor little thing
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    OMG what the fudge?! I'm glad Berto is ok though (I just named him)

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    WTF is wrong with people!!!!

    Poor little baby.

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    An eastern grey kangaroo found shot through the head with an arrow last Thursday has earned a guardedly optimistic prognosis, thanks to the work of veterinary surgeon Dr. Michael Lynch of the Melbourne Zoo.
    Dr. Lynch operated Saturday to remove the arrow and will monitor the male kangaroo, now called Beau, for the next few weeks. Both close monitoring and a course of antibiotics are necessary to ensure he doesn't fall victim to infection, a serious concern since the arrow penetrated his nasal cavity. The Australian Associated Press reports:

    "This was a big injury, but because the arrow didn't seem to have been in there for a long time, and the injury was fresh, hopefully he'll be okay," Dr Lynch said. ... Wildlife Victoria has offered a $10,000 reward [about $7,670 U.S.] to catch the person responsible. Wildlife Victoria media coordinator Fiona Corke said she couldn't believe anyone could be so cruel.
    "It must be a very cold-hearted person to do that," she said.

    Police received a report of two men shooting at kangaroos with crossbows in the Australian city of Bundoora; the men have not been caught and it's unclear if they are responsible for the shooting of this particular kangaroo.

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    Poor darling. Where is that elephant woman? Visiting??
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