Zoo tiger mauled in front of public

29th June 2006, Comments 0 comments

29 June 2006, BRUSSELS — The Olmense Zoo in Balen has denied extra safety measures are needed after a tiger slipped through a fence into another enclosure.

29 June 2006

BRUSSELS — The Olmense Zoo in Balen has denied extra safety measures are needed after a tiger slipped through a fence into another enclosure.

In front of shocked zoo visitors, two white Bengalese tigers mauled a rare golden tiger to death at the Olmense Zoo on Wednesday.

During feeding time, the eight-year golden female tiger Amber slipped through the fence that separates her from the Bengalese tigers.

She then started to fight with the Bengalese tigers and paid for it with her life.

The animals used to be kept in the same enclosure, but had not been getting along well in recent times. The tigers were then separated.

Olmense Zoo spokesman Karel Verheyen said there was no danger to the public.

He said the fence separating the public from the zoo is reinforced with steel wire, ruling out any threat to public safety.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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