Tiger bounds wall and kills zoo worker in Vietnam

September 11, 2009

(ChattahBox) — A tiger jumped a 8-foot electrified fence surrounding his cage and mauled a 47-year-old zoo worker, who died on the way to a hospital.   Zoo workers were planting trees in an adjacent enclosure when the tiger pounced on them after leaping over the dividing wall at the private Dai Nam Zoo, just north of Ho Chi Minh City. Another gardener was injured in the attack, while a third laborer dived into a pond to get away from the animal, which attacked the others in front of horrified visitors. Other staff members captured the male tiger and caged it. Officials at the Dai Nam Zoo thought the tiger might have been upset by a crane the workers were using to plant trees.

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One Response to “Tiger bounds wall and kills zoo worker in Vietnam”

  1. Peter Dickinson on September 12th, 2009 4:22 am

    I have worked in zoos for more than 40 years and now work as a consultant, professional zoo critic and writer. I naturally followed this story with more than average interest and investigated other reports doing the rounds. Too many inconsistencies. Questions need to be asked. Read: http://moourl.com/h5env

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