Tiger Kills Lion in Zoo

Big cat dispatched with single swipe of paw
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2011 1:56 AM CST
Tiger Kills Lion in Zoo
The lion proved to be no match for the Bengal tiger, zoo officials say.   (AP Photo/Jeff McIntosh, The Canadian Press)

(Newser) Who's the king of the jungle? An old question about inter-species conflict has, unfortunately, been answered. A tiger killed a lion at a zoo in Turkey after finding a gap in the fence that separated them, the BBC reports. Zoo officials say the tiger killed the lion by severing its jugular vein with a single swipe of his paw. The zoo has six tigers and two remaining lions, and insists it is still safe to visit. (Read more Bengal tigers stories.)

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