Siberian tiger mauls zoo visitor to death
A female Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) at San Francisco Zoo named Tatiana has recently mauled one zoo visitor to death and left two others critically injured. The attack occurred just after the 5pm closing time.
Authorities are investigating how the tiger escaped its enclosure. The zoo has four tigers but the other tigers did not leave their enclosure.
Police attending the zoo first found the deceased man, aged 23 before locating a second victim. Tatiana was sitting nearby and then attacked the man again. As police approached, guns drawn, the tiger turned towards them. Several officers fired and the tiger was killed.
Almost exactly one year ago Tatiana attacked a zoo keeper during feeding time and in front of horrified visitors. In that incident the keeper's arm was torn open.
Full article at news.com.au
Photo of Tatiana the Siberian tiger (GENUS SPECIES) which has mauled one person to death and injured three others in two separate attacks by AP/San Francisco Zoo from CBS News.
Posted by: admin on 26th Dec 2007 04:25 AM
Updated by: admin on 26th Dec 2007 04:25 AM
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