Two Kangaroos in Two Months Struck by
Train at Cleveland Zoo
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Two Kangaroos in Two Months Struck by Train at Cleveland Zoo
From People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA.org)
|July 24, 2007: A one-year-old female
kangaroo at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo was struck by the train
that runs through the animals' exhibit.
severe injuries and was euthanized.
This is at least the fifth kangaroo or wallaby who has been injured
or killed by the train since the exhibit opened in 2000.
The last accident occurred on May 18 and resulted in the partial
amputation of a kangaroo's tail.
These incidents are the latest in a series of deaths and injuries at the Cleveland Zoo. In May, a female wolf was killed by other members of her pack. In 2005, three wallabies died after eating a toxic plant that an employee put in their enclosure, a Grant's zebra died from a ruptured aorta after being kicked by another zebra, and a gorilla died after he was anesthetized for an examination. In 2003, a lion died after being attacked by another lion.
The Cleveland Zoo's three most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection reports reveal that the zoo has consistently failed to provide animals with adequate shelterólocking as many as 17 species of animals outside for up to 10 hours per day without access to shelter from the sun, cold, rain, and snow.
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