Tiger kills lion at Turkish zoo
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.