Kangaroo survives arrow shot through head

May 12th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 12 (ANI): In what can be called a “miracle”, an Australian kangaroo survived an arrow shot through its head.

The wildlife officials said that the kangaroo was expected to make a full recovery.

Veterinary surgeons from Melbourne Zoo operated on the animal over the weekend, and were optimistic about its 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,” the Telegraph quoted Michael Lynch, a vet at Melbourne Zoo, as saying.

“I’m cautiously optimistic about the kangaroo’s prospects for a full recovery,” he added.

The marsupial was rescued just days after another kangaroo was found with an arrow in its rump in the same location.

“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,” said Fiona Corke, a Wildlife Victoria spokesman.

Wildlife Australia has posted a 10,000 dollars reward to find the person responsible for shooting the kangaroo. (ANI)

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