A serious problem is brewing down under. The Australian
kangaroo population has exploded in recent years with landholders and ecologists warning the current level is unsustainable. Back in 2011, the country had some 25 million kangaroos and today there are an estimated 44.85 million, nearly double the human population. The rise is being attributed to wet weather which has led to a plentiful supply of food.
Even though there are strict regulations regarding kangaroo hunting, Australians are now being urged to put another "roo" on the barbie
. That's easier said than done, however. The kangaroo is Australia's national animal and as a result, some people are reluctant to feast on their country's emblem. Culls are also controversial due to suggestions they have little benefit for the environment. If Australians decide against dining on skippy's overabundant relatives, many of them are likely to die out anyway if a dry summer results in a drought.