Tiger that killed keeper shot dead

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  1. simon ess

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    BBC News - Tiger kills zookeeper in Cologne, Germany

    I've got really mixed feelings about this.

    Obviously I feel for the dead keeper and her family. Very tragic.

    But it seems that human error led to a gate not being closed properly.

    The tiger then behaved, well, like a tiger.

    Couldn't it have been tranquillised rather than killed?
     
  2. Marc

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    i don't know if it's true or not but i've heard that once a lion or tiger tastes human that they get a taste for it and will become impossible to handle.
     
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    Apparently it was shot as it had access to more humans.
     
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    Yes, it was moving towards members of the public unfortunately.
     
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    Tigers should be left out in the wild anyway, should'nt be locked up in cages.
     
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    what wild? sadly as with many of the large predators there ranges are becoming increasingly small and the tigers in zoos are captive bred animals these days and not wild taken.
    Sadly without these captive animals education, intrest and the spieces could well be lost in time.
    Its sad this one was killed but there was no other choice in this case..
     
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    Right.

    I'm not buying any more Sugar Frosties.
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    I asked the question to my Senior Zoo Keeper girlie and she basically said the following :

    Tigers don't suddenly get a taste for it, they will always have the instinct to kill. It's in their nature.

    If the Tiger was darted, the adrenalin would kick in and it would probably still have enough time to maul A N other.

    As for the animal locked in cage thing, as i personally know a whole lot of Keepers, I can confirm that they are probably they are more conservation minded than most. The animals welfare is second to none, at least within what I've seen in their Zoo

    :) - Obviously all our own opinions ;)
     
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  10. simon ess

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    Didn't realise it was headed towards other humans. I guess they had no choice.

    In an ideal world, zoos wouldn't exist but as mentioned, I think they're probably a necessary evil now.

    The good ones do indeed have outstanding animal welfare.
     
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    Why not?

    They’re Grrrrreat!!!!
     
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    Essex Police have called off the search: "We believe what was seen was either a large domestic cat or a wildcat" BBC News - Essex Police call off 'lion' search

    so it seems like someone saw a rather porky moggy and ran for the hills :laugh:
     
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    They probably saw me wearing my parka :D
     
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    So a lion has been sighted in Clacton On Sea and multiple people claim to have seen it.

    Police Call Off Search For Essex Lion

    I hope this really isn't a big cat because i feel sorry for all the paper work involved with a situation like this.
     
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    Paperwork! :rotfl: I feel sorry for the poor **** that stumbles across the bloody thing if it's not been found and turns out to be the real thing.
     
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    Why would anyone feel sorry for the paper work? paper doesn't have a brain and therefore doesn't have any feelings! ;)
     
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    i dont understand why the big secret over the picture, the police havent yet released it....:confused:

    i know a couple of the rags are circulating a pic but thats just a rumour at present, doesnt seem to make any sense on the secrecy - release it and let us make our own mind up...:rolleyes:
     
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    ^ Hasn't that pic been confirmed as a fake?
     
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    yeah thats the one thats been doing the rounds already..... not sure if its fake or not though...

    on a seperate note if a mod saw fit to merge the threads surely it would make sense to edit the title to include the new subject as well....:rolleyes:

    c'mon half a job mod... ;)
     
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    It looks more like a pic of my Mainecoon kitty :)
     
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    Gotta admit, thats a creepy pic of that big cat at night! Would you put out a saucer of milk for it then? ;-)
     
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    i think it looks like a cat...... although it may seem big remember the pic has been zoomed in loads and blown up...
     
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    Just seen the pics in the papers. Looking at the zoomed picture it's clearly not Tom the Tom cat as papers claim as that has short hair, unlike the animal in the picture. Also it's hard to get a sense of scale but from the non zoomed shot the animal does look much bigger than a domestic cat. But to be honest looking at the face I'm not convinced its a cat, it seems to have a long nose like a dog or a fox.
     
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    Since everybody had been discussing the lion in this thread including that the hunt had been called off there didn't seem to be any need to change the title just because gaz started a second copycat ( :D) one :smashin:
     
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    Some woman on the local news has said it's her pet cat.The bloke that originaly sparked all this off is still not convinced.

    Apparently he can't tell the difference between a lion and a pet cat named 'Teddy Bear' :laugh:
     

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