Newspaper article China Post

Escaped Bengal Tiger Recaptured by Taipei Zoo

Newspaper article China Post

Escaped Bengal Tiger Recaptured by Taipei Zoo

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A Bengal tiger escaped from an animal hospital at Taipei Zoo ([...]) yesterday but was captured before encountering the public, zoo officials said.

Ta-tou ("Big Head," [...]) the Bengal tiger broke free yesterday around 10:45 a.m.. The Wenshan First Precinct was immediately notified of the tiger's escape.

A zoo spokesman said there are three zones in the enclosure and that the animal had entered the second, which is open only to zoo employees. There were no injuries during the incident.

Open Door

Officials said that the tiger had been able to escape from the animal hospital through a door left open by zoo maintenance staff.

The workers did not notice the oversight until the tiger had already entered the second buffer zone, the zoo said. …

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