1,250kg saltwater croc named Xiao was left bleeding after tourists ruthlessly pelted rocks at him to check if he was actually real.
37-year-old crocodile, Xiao He is known to be the largent crocodile in Asia, weighing at an impressive 1,250kg (196 st and measuring at 5.8 metres in length. However, the poor croc was left to bleed after tourists repeatedly hurled rocks at the docile animal to check if he was, in fact, real.
It was alleged by the zoo staff that visitors began throwing rocks of different sizes as to verify that Xiao wasn't just a model display. Once one of the larger rocks struck his head, the impact of the rocks finally started taking toll when Xiao's head began to bleed. The zoo staff got incredibly concerned by these actions before calling the police to investigate the incident and Xiao began to be treated immediately.
Unfortunately, it will now take Xiao between 10 days and half a month for Xiao to recover, after he received a wound to the head as well as damage on his legs.
The case has left a divided opinion as to whether should be released into the wild, as to avoid the teasing and prodding he receives regularly at the zoo.