A rare white tiger reportedly killed a zoo keeper inside a fence in southern Japan. Police said 40-year-
On Monday night, in a cage at the Pingchuan zoo in the southern city of Kagoshima, old Akira Furusho was found bleeding from his neck and lying on the floor.
He was taken to hospital to announce his death.
Autopsy results are pending.
Zoo officials say they believe Furusho enters the cage to clean up the fence and may be attacked while trying to transfer a male tiger to a night cage.
Terrible tiger attack: horror pictures show that the tiger at Maoling zoo, the big cat, usually moves from the display pen to a separate area before the staff enters.
According to the BBC, the male tiger named Riku was under anesthesia before emergency personnel and police arrived.
"We plan not to kill Riku and continue to keep it because families who have lost loved ones are asking us to do so," zoo official Takuro Nagasako told AFP . ". The 375-
Pound beast is one of the Four rare white tigers in the city. operated zoo.
Officials say they are investigating whether the zoo has proper safety procedures.
It was reported that no one saw the attack.
The White Tiger district closed to the public when police investigated.
The Associated Press contributed to the report.