Most zoos have boards advising people not to harass animals housed there to protect them from stress. So it’s understandable why there’s been a lot of backlash against a Turkish man who has been recorded throwing punches at a caged kangaroo in Turkey. The 1.14-minute-long clip – which has gone viral – shows Tuncer Ciftci, who has been called a self-styled prophet by a Daily Mail report, throwing mock punches and scaring the animal.
Interestingly the animal does not react, and is instead seen standing near the cage and dodging the punches. Many took to social media to criticise Ciftci, who is also seen grabbing and shaking the fence in the recorded clip.
Many criticised the behaviour of the man.
Kangaroo is just about ready to SuperKick Super Mario if the fence wasnt there…
— Joey (@i_am_joey) July 31, 2018
I hope a great big kangaroo knocks you out cold, you hideous “man”
— Julia Fiske (@JLFEternal) July 31, 2018
This video comes just days after an Egyptian zoo was criticised for allegedly painting a donkey with stripes to fool visitors into thinking it was a zebra.