Facebook rage over censored kangaroo

Last updated 16:03 20/08/2013
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BIG BAZ: This censored image caused an outrage on Facebook.

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Tourism Australia has been hit with a faceful of hate from Facebook users after it posted - and censored - a full frontal shot of a kangaroo on its Facebook page.

The post got an instant reaction with thousands of comments flooding in - many of outrage.

The offending image shows the Featherdale Wildlife Park's kangaroo Big Baz hanging out in the sun. It was altered to blur out Baz's genitals with the caption: "Enjoying a lazy afternoon at Featherdale Wildlife Park. *Censored for Facebook".

But the lighthearted post wasn't well received with many commenters removing the page from their Facebook 'likes'.

Comments included: "Censoring the reproductive organs of an animal is one of the most stupidest things I've ever seen. Well done Australia!".

 And: "Really! We need to censor an animal's natural anatomy. How is nature rude. Seriously."

A Tourism Australia spokesperson said that the censoring was a joke, The Australian reported.

"Anybody who's familiar with our Facebook page knows we like to have bit of fun with our posts and when Featherdale Wildlife Park sent us this cracker of a photo we just couldn't resist sharing it with our fans - in all of its magnificent glory. Or nearly all!"

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