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( This post was last modified: 09-24-2014, 06:35 AM by peter )

There is the circus, there are rescue centres and there are breeding centres. And then there are zoos.

When someone is attacked in the circus, it usually is the cagehand, the trainer or someone working in the circus and helping out. At times, relatives are attacked. When someone is attacked in a facility or a rescue centre, it usually is the keeper or the one cleaning the cage. The only place where an ordinary visitor has a decent chance to be attacked by a wild animal is the zoo. 

In Brazil, quite recently, a boy was badly mauled by a tiger in a zoo. There was a video posted. The reason? There was a cage and a warning, but there were no caretakers and there was no distance between the visitors and the animals. Young people in general like to touch dangerous animals when they can. The boy in Brazil touched the male lion first without problems, but the male tiger wasn't that accomodating. 

There are many zoos where visitors are able to get real close to dangerous animals. South-East Asia in general, the Middle East, Africa, South- and Central-America often feature, but I also saw bad examples in Europe. Zoos as well as rescue facilities. There is no control and at times things go wrong.

This happened in India. For some reason, the man ended up in the home of the white tiger. A big male at that. The tiger was not amused and the poor man didn't survive the encounter:      

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news...67420.aspx
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This incident is viral on social media, The boy was considered to be mental. Also the security guard arrived at very late. The boy was also behaving like a prey and this wake up the hunting behavior of tiger.

If he have stand up tall and had made some noises, chances are tiger had run away since it was a zoo tiger. You can see in video tiger was hesitating at beginning
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( This post was last modified: 09-25-2014, 03:43 AM by Pckts )

Here is the video beginning:
Warning, its graphic
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=523...=2&theater

From what I see, the tiger is investigating this obviously mentally disturbed young man,
He was not sure what to do with him, as he took a couple of harmless investigative swats at him, It wasn't till he started getting pelted by rocks did he decide to take this unknown thing off to further decide its fate.
Unfortunately, when a massive tiger investigates, its the same as a shark taking a investigative bite. Its usually a death sentence. I think if people would of not thrown rocks and forced the tiger to take the man away from that area, it may have ended differently. Maybe the tiger looses interest may be he doesn't.
Either way, that poor man should of never jumped there and obviously they need better protection if its that easy for a person to climb the fence. But its hard to stop somebody who wants to hurt themselves.
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Another video of the same incident, RIP
 
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Canada perrault Offline
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Very sad indeed . More sad news

 http://globalnews.ca/news/1583033/tiger-...-park-zoo/
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(09-26-2014, 10:03 PM)'perrault' Wrote: Very sad indeed . More sad news

 http://globalnews.ca/news/1583033/tiger-...-park-zoo/

 


Sad news, but neglegence once again is to blame. When will these keepers stop being so casual with "locks".
At least Baikal was 19 years old and had lived a full life. 
TFS 
 
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( This post was last modified: 09-27-2014, 12:48 AM by tigerluver )

Unfortunate events back to back.

Very sorry for the man, no one was at full fault here. Though, the zoo should have darts at closer range. I read somewhere that the man was warned twice, by that point, shouldn't one remove him from the premises?

This "Baikal" was the smaller one, correct?
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Canada perrault Offline
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Correct . I saw him at Toronto zoo some years ago . 500 lb. tiger in his prime .
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United States Roflcopters Offline
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Yeah I heard on CBC earlier, RIP Baikal
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(09-24-2014, 09:20 PM)'sanjay' Wrote: This incident is viral on social media, The boy was considered to be mental. Also the security guard arrived at very late. The boy was also behaving like a prey and this wake up the hunting behavior of tiger.

If he have stand up tall and had made some noises, chances are tiger had run away since it was a zoo tiger. You can see in video tiger was hesitating at beginning

 

And some idiots want tigers & lions as pets.

Some reports say the guy was drunk. As usual the stupid Indian media hiding the facts & putting the entire blame on zoo authorities, what could anyone do when someone is suicidal?


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(09-26-2014, 10:03 PM)'perrault' Wrote: Very sad indeed . More sad news

 http://globalnews.ca/news/1583033/tiger-...-park-zoo/

 
Question, is this the "giant" Baikal that all of us know? If that is the case, then it is a real tragedy for all of us. [img]images/smilies/huh.gif[/img]


 
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No this is a different baikal . A nice specimen when he was in his prime but no giant . Baikal is a popular name for Amur  zoo tigers .
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Child falls into jaguar enclosure in Little Rock, AR.
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(10-11-2014, 06:06 AM)'tigerluver' Wrote: Child falls into jaguar enclosure in Little Rock, AR.

 

The parents should be prosecuted for such inexscusable negligence. How could that possibly happen?

 
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( This post was last modified: 05-31-2017, 07:58 AM by peter )

TIGER 'WHISPERER' KILLED BY ADULT MALE MALAYAN TIGER

Sad story. Happened a year ago in Palm Beach (USA):

http://metro.co.uk/2016/04/16/tiger-whis...o-5820526/

The newspaper article also has a link to a story about an incident that happened a few days ago in the UK.

Here's an article from a Dutch channel about that incident. It has a photograph of the (white) tiger that was involved:

http://nos.nl/artikel/2175673-oppasser-i...ijger.html

I'm afraid incidents like this one are just the top of the iceberg. Keepers often treat big cats like personal friends. After some time, they forget that there are good reasons to keep big cats and humans seperated.
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