White tiger kills Japan zookeeper in rare attack

Share
White tiger kills Japan zookeeper in rare attack

Police are now investigating how the zoo looks after its white tigers, Japan's Kyodo news agency said.

Police said Akira Furusho was found bleeding from his neck and lying on the floor Monday evening inside a tiger cage at Hirakawa Zoological Park in Kagoshima.

A zookeeper has died after being mauled by a rare white tiger at a zoo in the southwestern Japanese city of Kagoshima.

Police are investigating how the tiger - weighing 375 lbs and almost 6 feet long - managed to get into the enclosure at the same time as Mr Furusho.

The male tiger, named Riku, was sedated with a tranquilizer before first responders and police arrived, the BBC reported.

Mr Furusho was rushed to hospital but was later pronounced dead. "We had been looking forward to seeing white tigers, so it is too bad".

The Hirakawa Zoological Park opened for business on Tuesday, though the tiger enclosure was cordoned off.

There was no immediate word on the fate of the tiger responsible for the attack.

Officials said some of his body parts were eaten by the creatures in the savage attack, according to reports.

"Soorya, a tiger adopted by MLA Ashok Kheny, and its cubs Vanya and Jhansi Rani were resting inside".

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Pompeo Says U.S., North Korea 'Pretty Close' to Holding Second Summit
He also accused the U.S. of making "a series of moves" on Taiwan and "other issues" that he said hurt Chinese sovereignty. The trade war between China and the USA is however being seen as a barrier to co-operation in the North Korean crisis.

Going the distance: Brees breaks National Football League mark for yards passing
Norman's night was perfectly summed up by a video shot by Richmond Times-Dispatch sports editor Michael Phillips. Saints officials said Brees also would hand his uniform over to the Hall of Fame after the game.

Limo on way to birthday party blows stop sign; 20 killed
At least one of the victims wasn't pleased with this as she reportedly sent a text message saying the limo was in awful condition. Jackson was a special education teacher in Amsterdam, said Santabarbara, who represents the part of NY where the crash happened.

Pixel 3 launch: Google to unveil iPhone challenger and smart home hub
Google on Tuesday will finally unveil the Pixel 3 phones, with both devices expected to go on sale after the press event. In its Hardware event scheduled to happen on October 9, Google is expected to make some very exciting reveals.

Top Resources for NAHQ CPHQ Exam
This is why it is highly crucial that you go through the exam content outline or exam objectives before you start your study. You don’t need to buy these guides; having one of them is enough to give you all you need to prepare for your test.

Liverpool's Fabinho enjoying learning Jurgen Klopp's style of play
Guardiola admitted after the game that his team were deeper than usual as they controlled Liverpool's rapid forward line expertly. We have played City often and they are outstanding. "We've had some hard games but we will continue".

How to work during a trip and all make it up?
In this article, we will share with you a few writing tips: Plan ahead Travel and constant movement exhaust our creative energy. And even better, if you set yourself as a rule not to leave your home until you do the basic business of the day.

In Jerusalem began the process against the wife of Netanyahu
Despite the ongoing investigations, Netanyahu has remained strong in polls and he is not obliged to step down if formally charged. She was also charged with fraud and breach of trust and of aggravated fraudulent receipt of goods.

Trump's United Nations envoy Nikki Haley quits, denies 2020 ambitions
We passed the toughest sanctions against any country in a generation, pressuring North Korea toward denuclearization. Haley, the former governor of SC , has been a fierce advocate for Trump's policies at the U.N.

How to watch and what to expect
A list of specs shows that the device will have a "full-range speaker for crystal clear sound" and 'far-field voice recognition'. Likewise, the next-generation Pixel handset has the same dual-tone case design and circular rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.