A 17-year-old boy was attacked and killed by a tiger at the San Francisco Zoo on Christmas Day. Somehow the 350-pound Siberian Tiger was able to escape from it’s enclosure. The tiger attack happened shortly after the zoo closed.
Although some zoo officials speculate the threesome may have teased the tiger, San Francisco police Lt. Leroy Lindo said police currently have no reason to believe the three men taunted the animal prior to the attack, which happened shortly after the zoo’s 5 p.m. closing time.
Dozens of visitors and some employees were still inside the zoo at the time.
Doctors have reported that the two other victims are expected to make a full recovery. It is unknown how the tiger escaped. The police were called and shot and killed the tiger before it could harm anyone else. The zoo also had a team searching for the escaped tiger. Last December the same tiger attacked a zoo keeper during a public feeding session.