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143. Tiger Kills Two Men (2)
Only minutes later, another zoo visitor happened by.
the two dead men, he called 911. By
time police arrived, zoo officials were already scouring
area with their dart guns. They had told
police not to shoot the animal unless it
a life or death situation. Not only did
belong to an endangered species, but she was
pregnant. Unfortunately, a police officer panicked when he
the tiger only ten yards from him, and
. It was a perfect shot.
The father of
two brothers immediately hired a lawyer. The zoo
probably have to offer him at least a
dollars just to avoid a jury trial. The
humane association also promised to sue the zoo
not building a higher wall, which would have
the animal in its pit and thus saved
life. Zoo officials said that lawsuits might result
closing the zoo permanently. City residents were divided
their opinions about the event. “They both deserved
die,” said one resident. “Boys shouldn’t lose their
just for acting like boys,” said another.