Tiger kills female rival in zoo

Tiger kills female rival in zoo

Aschersleben, Germany – A male tiger killed a female rival after a handler opened the wrong door of her cage in a German zoo, officials said Wednesday.

The white Siberian tiger Tanja strolled into the enclosure usually reserved for two Bengali tigers at the zoo in the eastern state of Aschersleben.

She was immediately pounced on by Karim, a two-year-old male tiger, who bit her in the throat and killed her.

“We are in a state of shock,” zoo director Dietmar Reisky said a day after the incident. “We are at a loss to explain the attack. Tigers are not usually so aggressive.”

Published on the Web by IOL on 2008-02-06 13:10:51



Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your homepage.

How much did you like this?


  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Waiting for Your Cat to Bark?

Persuading Customers When They Ignore MarketingBy Bryan Eisenberg, Jeffrey Eisenberg, Lisa T. Davis http://astore.amazon.com/bicare-20/detail/B00112C6MG    ...

Ways to help end tiger acts in New England

Please contact the Village Trustees or Essex Select Board to voice your opposition to ...

Panna gets male tiger from Pench

Panna gets male tiger from Pench Milind Ghatwai Posted online: Sunday , Nov 08, ...