Zoo boss describes desperate attempts to stop rare tiger killing his new mate

Staff at London Zoo used airhorns and fire extinguishers in a desperate attempt to stop a male Sumatran tiger from killing his potential mate, park bosses have revealed.

Melati, 10, was mauled to death by Asim, seven, when keepers allowed the pair to meet for the first time on February 8.

Kathryn England, chief operating officer at the Regents’ Park zoo said staff were “distraught” following Friday’s incident, and thanked people for the “outpouring of affection” following the animal’s death.

In a blog post shared on the zoo’s website, the former…
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