Tiger kills handler in Shanghai zoo
Sunday, March 7, 2010
The handler, 53-year-old Li Zhonglin, was cleaning the tiger's cage, and at 08:30 local time (0030 UTC) he was suddenly attacked. Xinmin Evening News reports that witnesses saw the tiger pounce on Li and then gnaw his neck. At around 08:40 local time (0040 UTC) veterinarians arrived at the scene and subdued the tiger. One witness said that "Zoo staff said that the tiger didn't have anything to eat the whole day yesterday, it must have been starving."
The 10-year-old Bengal tiger has since been isolated. There are no reports of any previous incidents with this specific tiger.
- Associated Press (AP). "Report: Tiger bites keeper to death in Chinese zoo" — , March 6, 2010
- Australian Associated Press (AAP). "Tiger kills keeper at Shanghai Zoo" — , March 6, 2010
- "Tiger kills careless keeper at Shanghai zoo" — , March 6, 2010
- Yan Zhen. "Hungry tiger kills zoo keeper as tourists watching" — , March 6, 2010