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tiger kills one teen at sf zoo

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The director of the zoo where a teenager was killed by an escaped tiger acknowledged Thursday that the wall around the animal's pen was just 12 1/2 feet high well below the height recommended by the accrediting agency for the nation's zoos.

The animal, a female named Tatiana, went on a rampage near closing time on Christmas Day, mauling three visitors before it was shot to death by police. Carlos Sousa Jr., 17, died. Brothers Paul Dhaliwal, 19, and Kulbir Dhaliwal, 23, were at San Francisco General Hospital with severe bite and claw wounds. Their names were provided by hospital and law enforcement sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because the family had not yet given permission to release their names.

"I think it could be feasible for a cat that has been taunted or angered," Hanna added. "I don't think it would ever just do it to do it. Somebody had to have provoked it."

The San Francisco Chronicle, citing anonymous sources, reported Thursday that police are looking into the possibility that the victims had taunted the tiger and dangled a leg or other body part over the edge of the moat. The newspaper said police had found a shoe and blood inside the enclosure.

But at a news conference, police Chief Heather Fong said police had no information that anyone had put a leg over the railing, and she said no shoe was found in the animal's enclosure. She did not address whether the victims had teased the tiger.

She said a shoeprint was found on the railing of the fence surrounding the enclosure, and police are checking it against the shoes of the three victims.

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Re: tiger kills one teen at sf zoo

Crazy huh? I've seen that moat and there is NO WAY a 350lb animal could jump it. It's 33 feet wide! Something is fishy with the story, but SFPD will crack it.

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dang on christmas... thats a horrible christmas to have

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Wow. That's horrible.

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I saw this on the news the other night. How terrible.


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terrible for who? the victim or the tiger?

gee, you'd think cats from another continent caged in for their entire lives and routinely stared at and ridiculed by the general public would be happy...

zoos are terrible places. not to give justification for this, nobody deserves that, but nature finds ways around obstacles. i'm glad this happened. maybe more people will think twice about supporting a caged animal industry.

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I doubt that tiger got out on its own.


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Did u guys hear about the one in Beijing Zoo involving the Panda bear?
Man jumps into the Panda's enclosure and tries to hug it thinking they're real friendly and all. Bear gets shocked by his appearance and bites him.
Man gets pissed at the panda and started biting panda in return!!
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lmfao got a link?

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