Five similar incidents have occurred across India in the last eight years resulting in three deaths. Are our zoos safe enough?
Following are a few incidents of attacks by tigers at zoos across India:
January 1996: Two drunk men tried to garland a tiger after entering inside the enclosure at the Alipore Zoo of Kolkata. The animal killed one of them and injured the other.
December 2000: A tiger killed a young man who ventured into the open-air enclosure by scaling the high wall surrounding it at the Alipore Zoo of Kolkata.
August 2009: An inebriated visitor to the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad tried to feed grass to a white tiger, and ended up at the Osmania General Hospital with a severely mauled arm.
July 2012: A 32-year-old man was mauled and seriously injured by a tiger after he sneaked into its enclosure at the Tata Steel Zoological Park in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.
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