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    Tiger in German zoo kills keeper and was shot dead

    A terrible thing happened in the zoo of Cologne yesterday. A 43 year old female animal keeper obviously made a mistake when she cleaned the Siberian tigers' enclosure. For some reason, 4 year old male tiger Altai managed to pass the gate and attacked the woman from behind. She didn't survive, and also the tiger paid for this with his life as he's been shot by the zoo director himself:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1830031.html

    I'm feeling sorry for the woman and her family, but also for that beautiful tiger who just did what tigers are doing in such situations. This is really sad!

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    Very sad, on both counts.

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    Well, tigers don't wan't anyone invading their space, but it's tragic. You know something similar happened in Copenhagen Zoo recently, but in this case, a guy climbed in during the night. They decided not kill the tiger.
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    Sad indeed, and just one more reason why these wild creatures should not be held in captivity unless it's for some type of breeding program. To be caged in a zoo setting for people to pay to view them, is just not acceptable anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    Sad indeed, and just one more reason why these wild creatures should not be held in captivity unless it's for some type of breeding program. To be caged in a zoo setting for people to pay to view them, is just not acceptable anymore.
    I agree 100%.


    Quote Originally Posted by Randi
    Well, tigers don't wan't anyone invading their space, but it's tragic. You know something similar happened in Copenhagen Zoo recently, but in this case, a guy climbed in during the night. They decided not kill the tiger.
    Yes, I heard about that, and I'm glad that at least that tiger is still alive.

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    Very sad, on both counts.
    So true!

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    I agree, too. Tigers don't belong in a confined space at a Zoo! Neither do lions and several other species.
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