Tigers at Danish Zoo Maul Man to Death

21-year-old had entered enclosure

Adam Roy

A 21-year-old man was found dead in the Copenhagen Zoo’s tiger enclosure with a fatal bite to the throat, Danish police said. The naturalized Danish citizen was discovered early Wednesday morning surrounded by the zoo’s three Siberian tigers with injuries to his throat, chest, face, and thigh. Police say he may have been trying to commit suicide. Zoo manager Steffen Straede said that the zoo had no plans to change its security measures or euthanize the tigers. “If a person really wants to get in, we cannot prevent it from happening,” he said. Police are attempting to retrace the man’s movements inside the zoo, but have been stymied by the fact that there are no security cameras near the enclosure.

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