New Zealand tourist charged with 'throwing a quokka off a jetty into the water'

The 37-year-old Christchurch man allegedly hurled the endangered marsupial off a jetty. Photo / 123RF
The 37-year-old Christchurch man allegedly hurled the endangered marsupial off a jetty. Photo / 123RF

A Kiwi tourist has been charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly threw a quokka off a wharf in Perth.

The 37-year-old Christchurch man allegedly hurled the endangered marsupial off a jetty on Friday night on Rottnest Island just offshore from Perth, the ABC reported.

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The quokka reportedly survived and was able to swim back to shore.

The unnamed man will appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today.

Rottnest Island is a popular Australian destination for tourists. Photo / Supplied
Rottnest Island is a popular Australian destination for tourists. Photo / Supplied

- Daily Mail

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