The ABC brings word that the National Zoo and Aquarium is not entirely keen to be the receptacle of Canberra’s kangaroo culls as less wasteful options are sought rather than just burying the bodies.
Mr Russell says the big cats would not be happy to have roo meat as their staple diet.
“The big cats generally eat a whole range of different meats and some other zoos in Australia do use kangaroo. It’s quite a lean meat so in a lot of ways it is popular from a feeding point of view,” he said.
“But all of the cats have different tastes, some of them like it and some of them don’t. It wouldn’t be something that we would make a staple type for them.”
And who wants to work with an unhappy lion?
On the other hand I know some dogs that’d love a cheap supply of roo meat.