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The video, posted to YouTube last month, shows the two large animals fighting for more than five minutes in a New South Wales neighbourhood. It’s unclear whether the males were fighting some sort of turf war or if a female may have been the cause of the battle.
WATCH: Kangaroos Battle it out in Australia
The world’s population of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish has plummeted 53 percent since 1970, according to a World Wildlife Fund report released on Tuesday. “Population sizes of vertebrate species have halved over the last 40 years,” the report said. “The state of the world’s biodiversity appears worse than ever.” During the same time, the world’s human population has doubled, it noted. The study used a Living Planet Index to measure more than 10,000 populations of the world’s vertebrates.