The Emperor Valley Zoo has posted a video in memory of the male red kangaroo which died recently.
The Zoo is blaming the Independence Day fireworks held at the adjacent Queen’s Park Savannah.
The kangaroo was one of four – 2 males and 2 females – that arrived at the Zoo on August 16th.
They were reportedly bred in captivity in Texas, and reportedly arrived as part of the Zoo’s animal expansion initiative to help maintain attraction, and educate persons on the importance of kangaroos to the natural habitat.
The Zoo’s caption with the video today read:
“We were all excited for your arrival. You were bred in captivity and hand-raised especially for our zoo. Your mission was to spread conservation awareness of your species and by extension, all marsupials.
This video was taken on Independence Day before the traumatic experience. Veterinary student and Zoo volunteer, Monique Kellman, was further conditioning you for interaction with our visitors.
Rest in peace, your time with us was too short.”