Thursday, 14 February 2019

NEWSLINK: Tiger mauled to death by potential mate at London Zoo

An endangered Sumatran tiger was mauled to death at the London Zoo on Friday just moments after it was introduced to a potential mate for the first time. Melati, a female tiger and long-term resident of the zoo, was introduced to male Asim, who had recently been acquired by the zoo. Zookeepers said they hoped that the pair would breed in the future. The London Zoo acknowledged that while introductions of big cats are always considered "high risk," experts had observed "positive signs" and deemed it to be the "right time" to introduce the pair.

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