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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Zoo's Kangaroos Killed

MOSCOW -- All eight kangaroos at a zoo in southern Russia - including six expectant mothers - were found mauled to death in their pen Friday, zookeepers said.

Officials at the Rostov-on-Don Zoo suspect the animals were killed by attack dogs incited by their trainers, Itar-Tass and NTV television reported.

Bloody adult kangaroo carcasses lay in the snow of the pen in footage showed on NTV. A teary-eyed zoo worker, Marina Kilovatova, held frozen kangaroos fetuses in her hand.

"For someone who works in a zoo, their animals are like their children,'' she said. Two male adults and six female adults were killed, Itar-Tass said.