Published: Feb. 25, 2008 at 9:39 PM
HONOLULU, Feb. 25 (UPI) — Honolulu officials announced Monday that immediate changes will be made after a Sumatran tiger escaped from its newly built exhibit.
The Honolulu Zoo plans to add springs on holding area doors and an extra fence to add security around Berani, the 8-year-old Sumatran tiger, KITV Honolulu reported.
“The animal exited through here and then he traversed into that holding area and right in through there,” city Enterprise Services Director Sidney Quintal said. “As soon as that occurred, the volunteer who was cleaning in the area exited the holding area secured there.”
Zoo officials said Berani was in an open area of the zoo for less than five minutes.
Quintal said the zoo plans to add springs to the holding doors to keep them closed “and we’re also going to add an additional fence enclosure.”
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