Morisset roos dying from parasitic infection

MORE than 150 kangaroos are believed to have died in less than a month at Morisset after an outbreak of a parasitic infection.

Up to 10 carcasses a day are being found in the grounds of Morisset Hospital.

Concerned wildlife rescue carers raised the alarm, prompting a joint investigation involving the RSPCA, Department of Primary Industries, Taronga Zoo experts, the Office of Environment of Heritage and others.

Initial findings show no evidence of malicious poisoning and that the kangaroos have been infected with a blood-borne parasite called Babesia.

DROPPING: Healthy kangaroos are getting sick and dying quickly at Morisset Hospital.

DROPPING: Healthy kangaroos are getting sick and dying quickly at Morisset Hospital.

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