Hungarian pregnant meerkat killed by 12-year-old boy on school trip

A 12-year-old schoolboy received death threats after he killed a pregnant meerkat which bit him as it tried to protect its family in a Hungarian zoo.

The boy ignored warning signs about petting the animals and stuck his arm through the fence before being bitten on the finger by the meerkat who is known as Zara.

It is believed that after she bit him he swung the 18-month-old meerkat animal on to the ground and both mother and baby died immediately, reports the Independent.

Kecskemeti Zoo director Tamas Tokovics made an emotional statement on Facebook, saying: 'Whose fault it is? That today's youth are becoming less and less respectful of nature, life, or that the escort teachers are becoming less and less aware of the students entrusted to them, or to the parents.

'They have less and less time for a conversation where they draw attention to their children in respect of each other and respect for nature.'

A 12-year-old boy has received death threats after killing a pregnant meerkat which bit him at the Kecskemeti Zoo in Hungary(file photo)

A 12-year-old boy has received death

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