White tiger kills zookeeper in Japan

White tiger kills zookeeper in Japan

In 2017, a zookeeper in Bangalore, India was attacked by two white tiger cubs while cleaning their enclosure in a wildlife park.

This photo shows the white tiger at the Hirakawa Zoological Park in the southwestern Japan city of Kagoshima, which mauled and killed a zookeeper on October 8, 2018.

A rare white tiger reportedly mauled a zookeeper to death inside the animal's enclosure in southern Japan, officials said Tuesday.

He was confirmed dead shortly after being admitted to a local hospital, Kyodo News reported.

"We plan not to kill Riku and continue to keep it because the bereaved family asked us to do so", zoo official Takuro Nagasako told AFP.

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The 170-kilogram (375-pound) animal is one of four rare white tigers at the city-operated zoo.

A veterinarian at the zoo used a tranquiliser dart to sedate the five-year-old male tiger, named Riku, before staff could reach Mr Furusho.

A zookeeper has died after a white tiger mauled him at a zoological park in the southwestern Japan city of Kagoshima.

Riku was due to be moved to his sleeping quarters shortly after 5pm, when the zoo had already closed for the day but there was apparently a breakdown in communication which is when the tragic attack took place.

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