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Cementing their position as the worst animals on Earth, a group of humans have stoned a crocodile to death at a zoo in Tunisia.
The incident happened on Tuesday at Belvedere Zoo in the capital Tunis, where, for no apparent reason, visitors threw rocks and paving slabs at the defenseless animal. The municipality of Tunis decided to post the gory images (below) of the “brutal behavior”, adding that the crocodile died directly due to the attack causing an internal hemorrhage. It is believed the attackers have not been caught.
“It’s terrible. You cannot imagine what the animals endure from some visitors. Citizens leave waste and plastic bags… They throw stones at lions and hippos,” Amor Ennaifer, a vet at the zoo, told AFP. “There are more than 150 species in the zoo. We can’t put a guard in front of each cage. People need to be aware of the need to respect animals.”
This same zoo made headlines last year after photographs popped up online showing animal enclosures filled with plastic bottles, cigarette butts, and food packets. The zoo’s director at the time brushed off the criticism, saying it was only in that condition because the zoo becomes extra-busy during school holidays and weekends.
This recent incident comes just days after the beloved hippopotamus Gustavito was stabbed and beaten to death at a zoo in El Salvador. Once again, the motive appears to be unclear – other than people being complete and utter douchebags.