The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper column-inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.
Sunday, 13 July 2014
NEWSLINK: A zoo tiger was killed by his longtime exhibit mate.
(06-26) 06:45 PDT Atascadero, Calif. (AP) —
Hoshi, an Indochinese tiger who joined the Charles Paddock Zoo in fall 2000, was found dead in his den Sunday.
Zoo director Alan Baker said the tiger died from asphyxiation caused by exhibit mate Sala. Laboratory tests are incomplete and details about the death weren’t known.
Hoshi was born in February 2000 at the Cincinnati Zoo and joined the Atascadero zoo later that year, Baker said.
Sala will stay on display at the zoo, which was established in 1955 by San Luis Obispo County park ranger Charles Paddock, who nursed wild animals back to health.