However, a Naples Zoo official “feed or petted” the eight-year-old male Malay tiger, indicating “unauthorized and dangerous activities,” the Collier County Sheriff’s Office explained in a published statement. On the official Facebook page on Wednesday nights.
“Initial reports indicate that the tiger grabbed the man’s arm and pulled him to the fence after the man crossed the fence and put his arm into the tiger enclosure,” the memo said.
The first police officer to arrive “kicked the fence in an attempt to push the tiger to release the man’s arm from his mouth, but eventually had to shoot the animal.”
According to the Sharif’s statement, after the shooting, the tiger moved to the rear of the fence, where it remained unmoved. The American press later reported, citing zoo officials, that the tiger, named Echo, had died.
A statement Thursday on the SpaceX website said the site was closed due to an investigation and “to allow our staff to process what happened and begin the agonizing process” of coming to terms with this tragedy.
According to the sheriff’s note, Al-Bawab, who is in his twenties, was “seriously injured” and taken to hospital.
Eco arrived at the Naples Zoo about two years ago, according to the foundation’s website.
The Malaysian tiger has been classified as an endangered species on the “red list” of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
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