Did Prostitute Gerda Puridle Invent Fake Eyelashes To, Umm… Protect Her Eyes? Taronga strongly opposes the striking of animals and does not support the practice of using dogs to hunt, as this can result in negative welfare for both species. According to the GoFundMe page, the 5-year-old girl’s name is Ariel. Did Rep. Greene Say ‘If English Was Good Enough for Jesus, It’s Good Enough for Us’? We confirm that there is no suggestion of Mr Tonkins’ employment at Taronga Western Plains Zoo ending as a result of this event. Is Big Bird from ‘Sesame Street’ Different Colors Worldwide? A viral video shows a man punching a kangaroo in the face to save his dog. An Australian man took matters into his own hands when a kangaroo grabbed hold of one of his dogs during a hunting trip in New South Wales. “One day while hunting one of the highly trained dogs was chasing some pigs by scent and collided with a big buck kangaroo that then held and wrestled the dog by its protective gear (boars have tusks like knives), the owner was horrified that his dog or the kangaroo would get hurt and run in to save both parties. Andrew Yang is running for mayor of New York, not Old York. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports the … You can see the dog trying to escape, wanting nothing to do with the kangaroo. Snopes and the Snopes.com logo are registered service marks of Snopes.com. "Cancel culture" may have gone too far when it extends to nonexistent fast food items. The man then confronts the animal, who lets go of the dog and the fight begins. 5 Dec 2016 2,310.     News.com.au. Did McDonald’s ‘Permanently Ban’ the ‘McFish’ Sandwich? © 1998 - 2021 Nexstar Inc. | All Rights Reserved. Man punches kangaroo in the face to save dog Credit: Gregory Ronald George Bloom via ViralHog “The punch stops the roo and makes him think about the situation, giving the owner and the dog time to disengage from the big wild animal and leaving it to hop off and I suppose wonder about what just happened. Still image taken from a YouTube clip showing Greig Tonkins punching a kangaroo in the face. “Taronga Statement.” “We were driving along, the dogs are loose.     Complex. “Viral Kangaroo Video is More Than Meets the Eye.” Having a dog get tangled up with a roo was never our aim or intention and we were happy no animals were hurt in the incident.”. As earlier, we told you why Australia is called “The Land of Nope.” In this case, though, all parties — dog, man, and kangaroo — emerged from the confrontation relatively unscathed. 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Tonkins, 34, has since been thrust into the limelight from the viral video of him punching the kangaroo square in the jaw. However, the zoo released a statement on 6 December 2016, saying that the incident did not put Tonkins’ position in jeopardy: Best practice animal welfare and the protection of Australian wildlife are of the utmost importance to Taronga. Did Rep. Boebert Get Her GED Months Before Winning Election? The kangaroo held and wrestled the dog by its protective gear (boars have tusks like knives). Watch footage of the bizarre fight. This material may not be reproduced without permission. According to the description, a group of hunters got together to help a young cancer patient with his last wish of catching a wild boar with his dogs. — The family of a 5-year-old girl left in critical condition after a Thursday night wreck has set up a GoFundMe, and it's already surpassed its fundraising goal. Mr Tonkins is an experienced Zoo keeper and during his six years at Taronga Western Plains Zoo has always followed Taronga’s best practice approach to animal care and welfare. After several hops, the man punches the kangaroo directly in the face, forcing him to bounce backward. © 1995 - 2021 by Snopes Media Group Inc. COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) -- The Ohio Department of Health released the state's latest coronavirus numbers on Sunday. No, An FBI Agent Killed in Florida Wasn’t Investigating Hunter Biden’s Laptop. REMEMBER when that guy punched a kangaroo in the face to save his dog from attack? Kangaroos are often portrayed as cuddly and gentle marsupials and are generally docile, but can be quite vicious and even dangerous (kicking with their muscular back legs, using feet topped by razor-sharp nails as weapons) when they feel threatened (often by dogs). 5 December 2016. ... identified on Viral Hog as "Greg," jumped from the vehicle and raced toward the dog and kangaroo. In the video, a group of hunters in the Australian Outback were helping a young cancer patient fulfill his last wish of catching a wild boar with his dogs when a kangaroo collided with one of the dogs and was wrestling with it. We laughed at the absurdity of the situation and at how unfortunate it was for the dog and kangaroo. "If the kangaroo had done that to the guy it could have disemboweled him," says National Geographic explorer and biologist Marco Festa-Bianchet. The man had to punch the kangaroo in the face to make him frightened and let go of him and his dog. After several hops, the man punches the kangaroo directly in the face, forcing him to bounce backward. They are trained to smell pig’s blood, and picked up a scent. Overnight, the footage of zookeeper Greig Tonkins went viral after the kangaroo put his hunting dog Max in a vicious headlock. Young Kailem unfortunately lost his brave battle with cancer two days ago, so this hunt is part of the treasured memories his family and friends have. Elon Musk's Next Offering. Our 6 foot-7 inch friend felt no malice to the kangaroo but had to step in and fix a bad situation before it got worse. She was with her mother who was helping a relative who had run out of gas near I-435 and Stadium Drive. An odd video shot in June is suddenly going viral. This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. VIDEO: Australian Man Punches Kangaroo in the Face to Allegedly Rescue His Dog An Australian man was filmed fist-fighting a kangaroo to save his dog Max In December 2016, a video went viral, purportedly showing a man punching a kangaroo in order to save a dog: Matthew Amor, who organized the trip in support of a friend who was battling an incurable disease, detailed the events that led to his friend punching a kangaroo to News.com.au: Mr Amor said it was totally out of character for his friend, Mr Tonkins, to hit the marsupial, describing him as a “placid bloke”. In an astonishing incident that would only be believed if it were caught on … Which COVID-19 tests are required for international travel? Video shows man punch kangaroo to save his dog A man on a hunting trip punches a kangaroo to save his dog. The man then confronts the animal, who lets go of the dog and the fight begins. “Anyway, this big buck got a hold of my friend’s dog. After several hops, the man punches the kangaroo directly in … Since being posted to Facebook, the footage — which was filmed by Greg Bloom — has been viewed more than a million times. An Australian man recently punched a wild kangaroo to save his dog on a boar-hunting trip. “It made me sick to be part of this country when people were wishing this family man and dog died, when the kangaroo wasn’t even hurt.” “Taronga Western Plains Zoo can confirm that Greig Tonkins is an employee at Taronga Western Plains Zoo,” … Man punches cougar in the head to save dog. An Australian man punches a kangaroo in the face during a hunting trip in order to save his dog.     6 December 2016. Video of an Australian man boxing a kangaroo to save his dog went viral last week, but there is more to the story than meets the eye. 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The Twitter account for Big Bird addressed viral pictures that purportedly showed orange, blue, green,... Did Ewan McGregor’s Brother Use ‘Obi-Two’ Call Sign in Royal Air Force? Man Punches Kangaroo to Save Dog A viral video showing a man hitting the marsupial has sparked calls for him to be fired from his position as a zookeeper. 6 December 2016. Spinks, who lived his later years in Las Vegas, died Friday night, according to a release from a public relations firm. However, the highest standards of animal welfare and care are a core value of Taronga and one that we expect our staff to uphold in all their interactions with wildlife and we continue to work with Mr Tonkins on his conduct in regards to this incident. October 17. The man then confronts the animal, who lets go of the dog and the fight begins. “The Incredibly Sad Story Behind That Viral Video of a Man Punching a Kangaroo.” ! Greig Tonkins, the zookeeper who punched a kangaroo in the face to save his pet dog, is holed up in his house in Dubbo, country NSW, fearing for his life after threats made by animal activists. Shortly after the video went viral, many people called on Taronga’s Western Plains zoo to fire Tonkins for punching the kangaroo. Share. Man Punches Kangaroo To Save Dog, Goes Viral 2:05. He had been battling prostate and other cancers. Well this guy has gone one better and has punched a cougar. Man punches kangaroo in the face to save hunting dog. Greig Tonkins (pictured), the man who heroically punched a kangaroo to save his pet dog while on a pig hunting trip in New South Wales, is a zoo keeper who was on a final hunt with a dying friend. LAS VEGAS (AP) — Leon Spinks, who won Olympic gold and then shocked the boxing world by beating Muhammad Ali to win the heavyweight title in only his eighth pro fight, has died. “The dogs went past 20 kangaroos, which they are trained not to touch. Did Biden Temporarily Freeze Trump Rule Lowering Insulin, EpiPen Prices? A man has been thrust in to the limelight after footage of him punching a kangaroo in a bid to save his dog went viral. The man, reported to be Greig Tonkins, 34, rushed up to help his dog. The man backed off to give the kangaroo some space, but because the kangaroo kept coming closer, the man punches the kangaroo’s snout. The big buck kangaroo releases the dog when the owner gets close but then moves in to try and attack the human.”. Man fights kangaroo: Aussie dude punches kangaroo in the face after it attacks his dog - TomoNews - YouTube. It just grabbed him.”. Man punches kangaroo in the face to save dog being strangled: Video goes viral showing a man and a 6ft tall kangaroo engage in Australia’s outback. IN WHAT might be the most Australian thing on the internet, footage has emerged showing a man facing off with a kangaroo to save a pet dog. Did Hank Aaron Die From COVID-19 Vaccination. Man punches kangaroo to save his dog Tuesday, December 6, 2016 AUSTRALIA -- They were in Australia hunting boar, but what happened was anything but … Man punches kangaroo to save dog in the Aussie outback. Did Nancy Pelosi Invest Up to $1M in Tesla? Did AOC Exaggerate the Danger She Was in During Capitol Riot? “My mate has a good government job, so he’s gone pretty quiet on this,” Mr Amor laughed. A bizarre video posted on YouTube Sunday night shows a man fight a kangaroo after it attacks a dog. Details; Zookeeper Greig Tonkins happens on a bizarre sight during an Aussie boar hunt—a feisty kangaroo has his favorite hunting dog Max in a headlock! One of the hunters rushes over to the two animals, and the kangaroo let go of … Does the Roku Player Have a ‘Secret Screen’? 3:09. ... "I think the kangaroo was still in the sizing up stage when he was hit with the punch, and so the man was lucky the … The incident happened on June 15th in the Australian Outback, according to the video notes, but did not go viral until early December. KANSAS CITY, Mo. ... After rearing back from the punch, the buck stares at the man as the hunter calls for the dogs to get back to the truck. *Watch Gov. (ViralHog/YouTube) December 08, 2016 Wade Bennett. Frightened, the kangaroo let go of the dog. Recommended to you based on your activity and what's popular • Feedback Brown, Vanessa. He was 67. DeWine's latest update on the vaccine rollout above.*. Tweet. Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Man against kangaroo Kangaroos look cute, but they can be vicious, which is likely why one man went toe-to-toe with a large one to save his dog. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated. Does Andrew Yang Want To Rename NYC Because ‘There Isn’t an Old York’? 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