Tiger kills lion at Turk­ish zoo

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

A TURK­ISH zoo says a tiger sev­ered a lion’s jugu­lar vein when it squeezed its paw through a nar­row gap in a door di­vid­ing their cages and left the lion dy­ing in a pool of blood. The zoo in the Turk­ish cap­i­tal of Ankara is­sued a state­ment to deny me­dia re­ports that the tiger bent iron bars to at­tack the lion and tear it into pieces in the at­tack on Septem­ber 4. It was not clear why it took so long for news of the death of one of only three lions in the zoo to be pub­li­cised. Six tigers re­main in an en­clo­sure at the zoo, and the zoo’s man­age­ment in­sists it’s still safe for vis­i­tors.

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