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Graphic Video: Man killed by tiger bite to head and neck trying to avoid zoo entrance charge — 5 Comments

  1. The kill bite is pure instinct in big cats. I watched it. This is why it should be illegal for anyone to privately own big cats, bears etc. I feel sorry for his family.

  2. I’m only more convinced that people (generally) are stupid and careless when it comes to wildlife, and both end up losing. I’m not a zoologist or animal behaviorist, but a novel thought is that tigers could be trained (or conditioned) to not think of people as prey or toys, and if trainers walked among them frequently, they wouldn’t be curious to “play” with them. I liken it to conditioning one’s cat to not think of your hand or body as a plaything, that it’s for petting and licking, not biting.

    • You can’t train that our of them. The kill bite is built in. Zoos take great pains to make sure keepers are never in contact with big cats. We have heard the stories of what happens when the fail safes and protocols are not followed.

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