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TEN WALLABIES DEAD

ATTACKED BY DINGO AT

ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS

ESCAPED FROM ENCLOSURE

A young dingo killed 10 wallabies in the  

Australian section of the Zoological Gar- dens at the week-end. On Sundov night when the dingo attacked the wallabies,   four were killed outright, five died from in- juries, and the tenth - a baby in the pouch - had to be destroyed because its mother mother had been killed

After the culprit Bobbv a thrce-vcar old dingo had been captured vesterday attendants at the Zoological Gardens were Involved In the pursuit through trees and ever fences of a koala which seized advantage of the commotion to try to

escape

The dingo forced its way through an old wire fence and rushed at a number of Bennetts wallabies killing three of the largest Five terrified young ones escaped under the back fence The dingo then tackled the next enclosure the abode oi | the red-necked wallabies and bit and torc .Its way through the dividing wire But I red-necks arc made of sterner stuff One I of them was killed in a hard struggle

and another was severely mauled The five I young wallabies that escaped died later

I Shortly after dawn yesterday attend 1 ants found the exhausted dingo licking | itself contentedly in one of the cnclo . sures. Three attendants captured the I anima' with a contrivance specially prc

I pared for the occasion

The dingo escaped once before when it I was first brought to the Zoologicil Gar-

dens and was placed in an enclosure with a chain wire fence Dft in heigl t Officials were puzzled yesterday as to how the dingo had escaped but thev will take steps to ensure that it does not cause any further trouble The bodies of the walla- bies will bo sent to the museum where they will be preserved

After the koala had escaped a pur- suit with nets and nooses followed and the animal was eventually captured by means of a gum-tip bait The koala will i be returned to the Healesville sanctuary

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