Tigers Kill Zoo Gardener

Worker climbed over barrier, fell to waiting animals
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 15, 2010 8:57 AM CDT
Tigers mauled a zoo gardener in Shenzhen, China.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Siberian tigers killed a Chinese zoo gardener after he climbed over a barrier and toppled into their enclosure, the Daily Telegraph reports. The man appeared to have lifted himself onto the barrier, apparently to pull out weeds, before he dropped into a group of “four or five” animals gathered below, said a tiger keeper who tried to save the man.

“He sustained a lethal injury to his neck,” said the keeper. The gardener had only recently signed a full contract at the Shenzhen zoo, and broke the zoo's rules in hoisting himself onto the six-foot barrier.

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