Whoa: People Film While Zookeeper is Killed by Tiger He Raised From Birth
Certain animals are never meant to be domesticated.
A Chinese zookeeper learned that the hard way after a tiger that he had cared for since birth turned on him and ate him alive in front of a full audience.
A Chinese zoo handler has been mauled to death by a 'domesticated' tiger he raised since it was just a cub.
The zookeeper, identified only as Mr Wu, was with the tiger inside a big metal former circus performance cage used for training and exercise on Sunday.Suddenly the 'usually quite docile' big cat 'bit onto and suffocated him to death', officials in Fuzhou City in China's eastern Fujian Province said.Mr Wu, who worked for the Fuzhou Zoo, raised the tiger since it was a cub, and it had been domesticated through long-term interaction with humans.
Horrific footage taken by witnesses shows the tiger, whose subspecies has not been confirmed, standing over the lifeless trainer's body inside the cage, with someone yelling: 'Call the police!'
Another clip, blurred by Chinese media, showed the tiger appearing to claw at the handler while other staff members tried drive it away using a stick.They eventually reached the victim, but he was already without vital signs and later declared dead by paramedics. -(Nic White, Daily Mail