31 May 2009

Whisker from killer tiger being auctioned

12:13 pm on 31 May 2009

A woman is auctioning a whisker she claims belonged to the tiger that fatally mauled a zookeeper at the Zion Wildlife Gardens in Whangarei.

Dalu Mncube was mauled to death by a rare white Bengal tiger on Wednesday, in front of a group of tourists. It was subsequently shot.

The whisker is for sale on Trademe.

The seller - known as 'Sandee' - says she was given the whisker by Mr Mncube in 2007 as good luck and proceeds from the auction will go to his family.