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Kangaroo Killed by Falling Branch

March 9, 2000

RAPPERSWIL, Switzerland (AP) _ A female kangaroo was killed when a branch sawed from a tree fell into her enclosure, breaking her neck, zoo authorities said Thursday.

The branch hit the 8-year-old animal on the head, said Ueli Eggenberger, director of the children’s zoo in this eastern Swiss town.

Workers had been felling three trees which were damaged in recent winter storms, but had forgotten to move the kangaroos to safety, zoo officials said. Eggenberger said legal action was being considered against those responsible.

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