15 Oct 2010

Tiger killed at wildlife park

4:11 pm on 15 October 2010

A tiger has been killed at the wildlife park, Zion Wildlife Gardens, near Whangarei.

A male tiger attacked and fatally injured a female tiger named Sita when she was placed in his den to mate with him.

The park would not comment on the death, but its website described the death as an uncharacteristic altercation, adding that all guidelines had been followed.

A worker at Zion, Dalu MnCube, was killed at the park by a white tiger in May last year.