Loose tiger killed at zoo

Incident date: 
Wed, 08/23/2006
Date reported: 
Wed, 08/23/2006
Date Published: 
Wed, 08/23/2006 (All day)
City: 
Tampa
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Loose tiger killed at zoo
Headline: 
Loose tiger killed at zoo
Summary: 

Lowry Park Zoo was about to close for the day when an tiger escaped her enclosure into an empty exhibit. The latch on the tiger's exhibit was left unlocked. Staff members shot a tranquilizer dart that hit the tiger. The tiger, however, reacted by lunging toward the zoo's veterinarian and the zoo's chief executive used his 12-guage shotgun to stop and kill the tiger.

Publication: 
St. Petersburg Times
Author: 
Justin George