Tiger at German zoo put down after killing woman

An escaped tiger at Cologne zoo made its way into a nearby building and fatally attacked a 43-year old woman
Tigers walk around their enclosure at the zoo in Cologne, western Germany, on Saturday. A tiger that escaped from its enclosure at the zoo fatally wounded a woman employee before being put down, police said.

A tiger that escaped from its enclosure at a zoo in Cologne, western Germany, fatally wounded a woman employee on Saturday before being put down, police said.

said the enclosure had not been properly locked, allowing the feline to get out.

It made its way into a nearby building where it attacked the 43-year-old employee, who died of her injuries.

The zoo director shot and killed the animal.


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