Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tiger Escapes at Germany's Cologne Zoo, Kills Keeper

At the Los Angeles Times, "Tiger escapes, kills keeper in German zoo":

The tiger slipped through a passage between the enclosure and an adjacent storage building, where it fatally attacked the 43-year-old keeper, said police spokesman Stefan Kirchner.

"It appears the gate wasn't properly shut," Kirchner told The Associated Press....

This is the darkest day of my life," the zoo's director, Theo Pagel, was quoted as saying by Cologne newspaper Express.