Our work is only possible with your support. Many Australians were forced to decide whether to stay in their homes or evacuate because of the fires. 42% of the fatal accidents that occurred between 2001-2005 in New South Wales in regards to animal collisions happened as a result of people swerving to avoid the animal. Apart from road deaths caused by hitting or swerving to miss kangaroos, the only reliably documented case of a fatality from a kangaroo attack occurred in New South Wales in 1936. Kangaroos and wallabies were the predominant species involved in these crashes (44.8%). Well, as it turns out, what caused the most deaths in Australia between 2008 and 2017 was not native wildlife at all. On investigation, the animals affected were red kangaroos, mainly larger adult males and females. The real danger to Aussies from kangaroos is on the roads.Roos are fond of hanging out in the middle of traffic, or leaping out in front of passing cars, so much so that they contribute to 5.5% of road deaths.Not to be outdone, Aussies install Roo-Bars to the front of their vehicles to ensure anything they hit – Roos, pedestrians, children – die instantly. Kangaroos are large marsupials that are found only in Australia. Hundreds of thousands more kangaroos are killed by landowner and recreational shooting throughout the country. The most serious accidents are usually secondary collisions that occur after the collision with the kangaroo or as a result of drivers attempting to avoid collision with kangaroos. Females will often have a baby joey in pouch and an adolescent at foot. Kangaroos are not raised on farms. Bennett's tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus bennettianus) on the branch of a tree. Back to Course AE 507 – Out of the Blue 0% Complete 0/5 Steps AE 507 – Listen & Read AE 507 – Listening Comprehension… Unfortunately ‘licenses to harm kangaroos’ are available to supply the commercial kangaroo meat trade and ‘k-leather’ industry. Between March and June 1995, the disease reappeared, with larger numbers of affected animals, and extended into northwestern Victoria and southeastern South Australia. Official statistics show that more than 1.5 million kangaroos were killed in 2015 ... with most deaths caused by human actions. 42% of fatal accidents in NSW between 2001-2005 where animals were implicated in the crash were caused by people swerving to avoid the animal. (AP) An Australian teenager has been charged over the deaths of 20 kangaroos, which he allegedly mowed down with his truck in a killing spree that lasted an hour. 'We have death and devastation at every turn': the flood massacre of Queensland cattle Cattle killed by flood waters in Queensland, Australia in February 2019. Kangaroos are native to the Australian landscape and uniquely adapted to survive its extreme climate hit by frequent droughts. Kangaroos are crossing the busy four lane road and large numbers are being hit by cars, left to die agonising deaths. Native animals such as koalas, wombats, kangaroos, echidnas, emus and dingos also ended up in the path of motorists.