A Malayan tiger, once a resident at Seattle‘s Woodland Park Zoo, was shot by a sheriff’s deputy at a Florida zoo after seriously injuring a man who was “either feeding or petting” the animal, authorities say.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that the deputy was “forced” to shoot the tiger — an 8-year-old named Eko — when the animal latched on to the man, who had stuck his arm into an enclosure at the Naples Zoo.
“The first deputy on scene kicked the enclosure and tried to get the tiger to release the man’s arm from its mouth,” the post said. “But the deputy was
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