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A video has emerged online showing wallabies throwing themselves against a fence near Centenary Trinity Beach Bulldogs AFL Club.
Cairns Regional Council said the fence was installed around the wallabies due to ongoing maintenance around the area, saying it was the State Government's job to relocate the wallabies.
The video, filmed by a Cairns resident, was shared online causing a lot of public attention.
Animal welfare activists say the wallabies had been left there starving due to the lack of food available.
Some experts are saying the behaviour is due to extreme stress and could be triggered by people or dogs walking past.