By: Yu Kai-hsing, Ku Chuan and Y.F. Low
Taipei, June 16 (CNA) A tiger escaped from an animal hospital at the Taipei Zoo on Tuesday but was soon
tranquilized and recaptured, police said.
They said the tiger posed no danger to the public since it remained in an enclosed area the whole time. The tiger was resting in the shade of a tree before it was recaptured, according to the zoo.
Police said they received a report from the zoo at around 11 a.m. that a tiger had escaped but when they arrived on the scene, the zoo staff had already recaptured the animal, using a tranquillizer gun and a net.
The 130-kg animal had escaped from the animal hospital and it ran into a restricted area for staff only but did not enter the visitors’ area, the police said.
The Taipei Zoo apologized for the incident and pledged better security in the future. [FULL STORY]