Man savaged to death by tigers still unidentified
A man has been killed by tigers at a zoo after he scaled a fence and crossed a moat to get into their enclosure in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, police have said.
The man, in his early 20s, was savaged by three tigers after he broke into Copenhagen Zoo in the early hours. He was dead when staff arrived for work.
“We received an emergency call at about 7.30am that a person had been found lying in the tiger pen and that three tigers were surrounding that person,” Supt Lars Borg said yesterday. “The tigers attacked him and killed him. It is likely that a bite to the throat was the primary reason for his death.”
Police said the man, who had not yet been identified, may have entered the enclosure as a way of taking his own life. They said he was not Danish but his nationality was not yet known.