November 13, 2008

Singapore Zoo White Tigers Kill Man

A 32-year-old man, who jumped into a moat setting off three white tigers at a zoo in Singapore, died Thursday after being attacked by the animals, police said.

The victim was identified as a Malaysian contract worker, Channel NewsAsia reported.

Police said zoo keepers, who heard the commotion, entered the area to distract the tigers to rescue the man, the report said.

The man, who sustained neck injuries, was later pronounced dead.

Police are investigating the incident and zoo authorities have temporarily closed the White Tiger exhibit, the report said.