Asim arrived ten days ago from Ree Park Safari in Denmark in the London zoo and was in a separate residence next to Melati held, so that the two quietly to each other and could get used to. The caretakers of the animals observed in the signals of the pair in complete detail and thought that today is the right moment for the 10-year-old Melati and seven-year-old Asim in contact with each other. the
According to the zoo, is a meeting between the wildcats an event that large risks and well planned. Then this morning, the lock between the two stays opened for the meeting, approached the two tigers to each other in the first instance, careful.
“Their acquaintance started, as we had predicted, but escalated quickly into an aggressive encounter,’ explains the zoo on their website. “The employees were in on this response prepared and ruled quickly by making loud noises and used under more torches to the tigers to distract you. Unfortunately, Asim Melati at that time already overpowered.” the
The zoo explains that employees, the male managed to isolate, so they are safe at Melati. For the vet it was soon clear that the female had died. “Everyone at ZSL London Zoo is devastated by the death of Melati, our hearts are broken by how this is done.” the
The tiger enclosure was today for the rest of the day closed. According to the World wildlife Fund (WWF), the Sumatran tiger, the smallest living subspecies of tigers. In the rainforests of the Indonesian island of Sumatra life there are now fewer than 400.