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.
Curated by Carl Marshall and Olivia McCarthy
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
VIDEO: Rare white tiger is mauled to death by bengals ‘after zookeeper left enclosure door open’
A rare white tiger can be seen being stalked and mauled by Bengal relations in a shocking video.
The footage was recorded at a zoo in the Indian city of Bengaluru and took place after a mistake by a zookeeper.
Reports in local media allege that one of the zoo's staff left a door to the Bengal enclosure open which allowed two white tigers from next door to wander in.
The two big cats, named Amar and Shreyas, found themselves outnumbered in a brawl against the Bengals at Bannerghatta Biological Park.