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White tiger cubs maul keeper to death in Bannerghatta Biological Park

The Park's executive director Santosh Kumar confirmed Anji's death, but said: "Since a police investigation is on, it is not fair on my part to give any reason behind Anji's death."

By: PTI | Bengaluru |
Updated: October 8, 2017 1:38:46 pm

Only a week into his job at the Bannerghatta Biological Park near Bengaluru, an animal keeper died after he was attacked by two white tiger cubs there. Anji, 41, was recruited by the Park about a week ago. He had gone to place meat inside the enclosure for the animals without noticing it was open on the other side where the cubs were resting, Park sources said.

He tried to escape, but the cubs of tigress Sowbhagya chased and killed him, they said. Police registered a case of unnatural death based on a complaint by Park authorities.

The Park’s executive director Santosh Kumar confirmed Anji’s death, but said: “Since a police investigation is on, it is not fair on my part to give any reason behind Anji’s death.”

Two years ago, another animal keeper was badly injured in an attack by lions at the Park, where five royal Bengal tigers attacked and killed a white tiger recently.

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