Man mauled to death by tiger in zoo

Man mauled to death by tiger in zoo
Published: 2014 September 23 14:00:53 (14788 Views)
A 22-year-old man has died after being mauled to death by a white tiger at Delhi zoo enclosure.

It is unclear exactly how the man ended up in the enclosure, but it has been suggested he jumped in voluntarily.

Pictures show him cowering against the wall of the enclosure as the tiger approached.

Witnesses said he was locked in the animal's jaws for 10 to 15 minutes before police raced to the scene but he could not be saved.



Some reportedly tried to throw stones at the tiger - an endangered species - in an attempt to scare it away, but that this may have enraged it further.

There were also suggestions the railing surrounding the enclosure was too low and the man fell in accidentally.

Authorities eventually frightened the tiger into a small cage inside the enclosure but the man was dead by the time help reached him.

The zoo remained open, though authorities eventually roped off the tiger enclosure.

Police are investigating the incident.



Source - Mirror

Tags: Zoo, tiger,
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