Zoo's Killer Tiger 'Was Just Being A Tiger'
Despite repeated warnings that he shouldn't get too close to the outdoor enclosure, the man eventually climbed over a knee-high fence, through some small hedges, then jumped down 18 feet into a protective moat, National Zoological Park spokesman Riyaz Ahmed Khan said.
The male tiger, which lives on a grassy tree-filled island, grabbed the man from the moat.
Footage broadcast on NDTV showed the tiger carrying the man around the island. Authorities eventually frightened the tiger into a small cage inside the enclosure.
"The tiger was just being a tiger," said Belinda Wright, who has spent years working to protect India's dwindling numbers of wild tigers. "An unusual object fell into his domain."