Hunters Killed His Mom And Kept Him Captive. After Suffering From Abuse, He’s Finally Safe

Image Credit: Joslyn Van Nieuwkerk

When Jax the kangaroo was very young, hunters shot and killed his mom. Jax was taken as a prize for the hunters to show to their friends. The men didn’t properly care for Jax. One witness said that Jax once went two days without food.

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Image Credit: Joslyn Van Nieuwkerk

Joslyn Van Nieuwkerk and the authorities went to where Jax was living and demanded to have him turned over to them. Van Nieuwkerk, a volunteer with a local rehab center, took him for emergency care.

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Image Credit: Joslyn Van Nieuwkerk

Jax was so dehydrated his skin was peeling off, he was malnourished and afraid of humans. Van Nieuwkerk reported that Jax’s health has drastically improved.

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Image Credit: Joslyn Van Nieuwkerk

He is getting stronger every day and is getting the TLC that he deserves, but Jax still has a long way to go before he is completely recovered. Once Jax has made a full recovery and is old enough, he will be released into the wild.

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Image Credit: Joslyn Van Nieuwkerk

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