BELGRADE, Serbia — Two of the Belgrade Zoo's kangaroos died Wednesday, one of them a baby that got loose in downtown Belgrade and was killed by an apparent hit-and-run driver, police said.
Witnesses spotted the baby kangaroo and called authorities, but by the time officers arrived it was dead, senior officer Zeljko Perosevic said. The baby kangaroo had apparently escaped from the nearby zoo, he said.
"Unfortunately, there was nothing we could do," Perosevic said.
Perosevic said that the zoo then called to say that another kangaroo had been found dead there. He said an investigation, including autopsies, is under way to determine what happened.
The zoo refused comment.
The father of tennis player Jelena Dokic is facing a retrial on charges that he threatened the Australian ambassador to Serbia.
Damir Dokic was sentenced to 15 months in jail in June, but a retrial was ordered because ambassador Claire Birgin did not testify in person during the original hearing. She was represented by a lawyer.
The 50-year-old Dokic was brought under police escort to the court in Ruma, northwest of Belgrade.
His lawyer Bosiljka Djukic said Thursday that "we expect justice from the court and that Damir will be a free man."
Dokic was arrested in May after reportedly saying he would blow up Birgin's car if she didn't stop negative articles about him from being published in Australia.