Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tiger Mauls Indian Kid to Death

NY PostA white tiger mauled to death a school student in a New Delhi zoo on Tuesday, an official and a witness said.
Television channels broadcast closed-circuit footage of the frightened boy inside the tiger’s enclosure in the zoo that houses six white tigers, along with lions and panthers.

“We are all in a complete state of shock,” said Amitabh Agnihotri, the director of the National Zoological Park in the Indian capital, adding that the body was being sent for a post-mortem examination.

“The tiger grabbed the youth and killed him. I am not clear whether the youth jumped into the cage or he slipped accidentally.”

Authorities have yet to ascertain whether the student was alone or accompanied by friends.

“The barricade was too low and it seems the tiger grabbed the youth into his cage and firmly latched on to the youth’s neck,” an eyewitness who alerted the police told an Indian news channel.

“We tried to throw sticks and stones at the tiger but we could not save the youth,” he said, adding that the tiger killed him in less than 10 minutes.

In 2000 a tiger mauled a man in a zoo in the eastern state of West Bengal.

In 2011, India had 1,706 tigers, or more than half the world’s population of the endangered species.

UPDATE: Video of the tiger mauling the kid.

Team tiger. Don't fall/jump/get dragged by the tiger into a tiger cage. Simple as that Youth (that's what I'm calling this kid since that's all they'll call him in the report).You're at a zoo. Just be happy that you get to see a kickass, elegant creature that you probably wouldn't get to see otherwise. Don't go snooping around, trying to get all up close and personal with a fucking tiger. Know your limits Youth. Is it fucked up that he died? Yeah, but that's kinda what you get for trying to get to know a caged tiger. Poor guy hasn't been able to pounce on a nice live piece of prey in a long time, I bet. You can't blame the tiger here. Either fix your zoo, or fix your fucking people, India. Teach your people that it's probably not a good idea to get mauled by tigers because you will most likely die. How bout them sending the body for a post mortem examination? Like what do you need to find out? Maybe check to see if his brain was still functioning when he decided to enter the cage or was it only after the tiger ripped him apart? Other than that, I think it's pretty clear how Youth died. A fucking tiger killed him. That has to be the coroner's statement after the examination, right? Seems pretty obvious. And how about the zoo's only way of taming a tiger is throwing sticks and stones at the tiger? Figure it out India.

P.S. Seriously considering adopting a tiger. Not because I'm team tiger (which I completely am still) but because they're one of the most endangered species on the planet, and I think they're fucking awesome animals. And I get the little stuffed tiger.

Need it.
(Probably can get one on Amazon for about 8 cents, but then I wouldn't be saving a real tiger at the same time)

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