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Bahawalpur zoo shut down after mystery tiger attack

December 08, 2023

LAHORE: A zoo in Bahawalpur has been shut down after a man was mauled to death by tigers in an attack discovered during routine cleaning, officials said. The body, unidentified so far, was found on Wednesday morning in Bahawalpur´s Sherbagh Zoo after staff spotted one of the three tigers with a shoe in its mouth. 

A tiger can be seen in this image. — AFP/File
A tiger can be seen in this image. — AFP/File

“The zoo is closed right now as we determine how the man got in,” Ali Usman Bukhari, a senior officer of the Wildlife department, which operates the zoo, told AFP. “The autopsy report has not been released, however evidence gathered from the enclosure points towards him being alive when he was attacked by the tigers,” Bukhari said.