I just don't understand what would make a child want to kill all those animals, or anybody else for that matter. There are those who say that a child that young doesn't understand what he is doing. However, cruelty to animals can indicate a lack of empathy for others, and eventually, this child could start hurting humans while continuing to hurt animals too. The sociopath has no conscience. He cannot relate to the guilt most of us feel when we have done something hooribly wrong.
The [security]footage shows the barefoot boy, wearing shorts and a T-shirt, climbing over the zoo's fence on Wednesday morning, evading sensor alarms possibly because of his size. He is seen throwing live lizards into the crocodile's enclosure, bashing others to death with a rock, and smashing a turtle the size of a dinner plate on a concrete pathway.
He then jumps into the goanna pit and is next seen dragging a dead goanna towards the crocodile pen, which is protected by two fences. The goanna's mate survived. The 13 animals killed were worth about $7,000 (£3,000).