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A zoo keeper has been mauled to death by a tiger. The big cat escaped from its enclosure at Cologne Zoo after a gate was left open. The male tiger, called 'Altai', then attacked the 43-year-old woman keeper, who was working in an adjacent building.Zoo director Theo Pagel used a rifle to shoot the animal dead."This is the darkest day of my life," he told Cologne's Express newspaper.Stefan Kirchner, police spokesman, said: "It appears the gate wasn't properly shut." Mr Kirchner said it was unlikely that members of the public had witnessed the incident, which occurred at about midday today.
In: Regional News, Nature
Tags: tiger, attac, zoo keeper, rifle, mauled
Location: Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany (load item map)
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