The experienced zookeeper had followed its animal care best practice throughout his six-year employment, a spokesman said.
A Glasgow mother has lost custody of her child after she had the youngster in a headlock following an attack at a bus stop outside a popular shopping mall.
Weighman admitted burglary and breaching a six month suspended sentence for theft and resisting arrest.
John Caudle, mitigating, said the value of the goods stolen was low and despite using the landlord’s name, Weighman did not know him.
The woman, who can’t be named for legal reasons, appeared in the dock at Glasgow Sheriff Court for the incident which happened at a bus stop outside the Pollok shopping centre Silverburn on October 8 at around 10.50am.
The court heard that the woman pleaded guilty from custody to attacking the child, who is six years old.
Her defence agent said: “She has indicated that the child was playing up and she lost her temper.She also repeatedly hit the child on the head and body.The Procurator Fiscal depute said: “The accused was seen to elbow the child on the head repeatedly, striking to the head and body.” Police were contacted and when they arrived at the bus stop, they saw the accused with the child in a headlock."I think the kangaroo was still in the sizing up stage when he was hit with the punch, and so the man was lucky the roo decided to call it quits." Kangaroos have strong arms and a vicious kick.The hunting trip had been organised for a young man called Kailem Barwick as one of his final wishes. Mr Tonkins' employer, Taronga Western Plains Zoo, said there was "no suggestion" he would be fired over the punch, but added it was considering "appropriate action".