Friday 28 October 2016

Zoo-escape white tiger kills man

A white tiger that broke loose after severe flooding at the Tbilisi Zoo mauled a man to death before being shot by police.

The Interior Ministry in the former Soviet republic of Georgia said the tiger was hiding at an abandoned factory that had been turned into a construction market when he attacked the man. The victim later died of his wounds at a hospital.

On Tuesday, zoo officials said all eight lions, seven tigers and at least two of the zoo's three jaguars were killed in the flooding.

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