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Kangaroo Killed A Human For The First Time In 86 Years; Scientists Are Studying Behaviour


In Australia, for the first time since 1936, a kangaroo has killed a human. In a state of Western Australia, a kangaroo attacked a human so terrible that he was severely injured. Later he died. Earlier in 1936, 38-year-old William Crickshank was killed by a kangaroo attack. He had suffered severe head injuries. This time the person who has died is 77 years old.

Kangaroo Killed Man in Australia
Keeping Animals Like Kangaroos As Pets Is Illegal In Australia.

The older man was found with severe injuries at a relative’s home in Redmond, about 400 kilometres southeast of Perth. Police believe the older man was probably keeping the Kangaroo as his pet.

Kangaroo Killed A Man In Australia

However, keeping Australian animals, especially kangaroos, in the house is illegal. When the Australian Emergency Service reached the home of the elderly, the male Kangaroo stopped the paramedics from treating them.


Then the police shot the Kangaroo. After this, the police and paramedics reached the elderly, but he had died by then. The Kangaroo that attacked was a western grey kangaroo. Whose weight was about 54 kg? Its length was about 1.3 meters. Kangaroo attack is hazardous. If you watch the video of their battles, you will know that their grip is firm and kicks are very dangerous.

Kangaroo Kills Man Video
Police Have Not Yet Clarified Whether The Kangaroo Was Domesticated Or Wild.

When the kangaroo attacks, he grabs his enemy with his upper arms. After this, he balanced with the help of the tail kicks vigorously with his feet. Tanya Irwin of Native Animus Rescue Service says that looking at this case, it seems that the Kangaroo was a male. Male kangaroos are generally very aggressive.

He does not like to be locked in the house. At present, the exact information about the situation is not available. But, sadly, a human died because of Kangaroo. Later the Kangaroo also had to be killed under compulsion. But kangaroos are never cute; they are wild creatures.


Bill Bateman, a behavioural ecologist at Curtin University, said that kangaroos seem to have been kept as pets. He had become accustomed to living with humans. He would not have found any human being dangerous. So he became aggressive that no human would be able to harm him. And he killed his master.

He may also be attacking humans by thinking of them as kangaroos. Or he may have attacked to save himself. It could also be that he has to make a connection. In such a situation, male kangaroos become very aggressive.

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