Sumatra zoo tiger shot dead
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Sumatra zoo tiger shot dead

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Two Sumatra tigers were able to escape from the Sinka zoo in West Kalimantan, leaving a zookeeper dead.

During days of rain a landslide created a tunnel allowing their exit.

“We tried with a tranquilliser gun first but it didn’t work, so we were forced to shoot the tiger because it was already behaving very aggressively,” Sadtata Noor Adirahmanta, the head of a local conservation agency, told AFP.

The other tiger is still on the loose.

This article was published by the Jakarta Post on February 6, 2021.