Police investigate after koala, kangaroos, wallabies found dead, mutilated

POLICE have revealed they are investigating a series of barbaric acts of animal cruelty in regional Victoria.

The most recent involved a koala which was found dead with both of its ears cut off near Warrnambool.

The mutilated animal was found on Hopkins Point Road, about 2km east of Hopkins Bridge, on November 6.


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Police said it was not yet clear whether the koala was deceased before it was mutilated, or killed afterward.

The incident follows a spate of similar mutilations involving kangaroos and wallabies.

Police said the most recent incident is believed to be the first involving a koala.

Investigators are urging anyone who may have information that could assist with their investigation or identify those responsible to come forward.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000 or lodge a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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