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Tiger kills lion in Turkish zoo

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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 06:12 AM
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A Bengal tiger has killed a lion at Ankara Zoo after finding a gap in the fence separating their cages, say zoo officials in the Turkish capital.

The tiger severed the lion's jugular vein in a single stroke with its paw, leaving the animal dying in a pool of blood, officials said.

They denied local media reports that the tiger had broken down the fence during the incident last September.

The zoo says it is safe for visitors, despite the incident.

Six tigers and two lions remain at the zoo.



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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 06:14 AM
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sad news really that they couldnt keep the cages maintained properly , the zoo will lose out and the world has lost a another lion, although my 5 year old son thought it was quite cool and started making tiger noises when i told him.
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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 06:19 AM
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They denied local media reports that the tiger had broken down the fence during the incident last September.


Slow news day?

Still, severing the lion's jugular vein in a single stroke of its paw is a reminder of just how amazingly deadly these creatures can be.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 06:19 AM
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Double cheeseburger.
Double decker bus.
Double your money.
Double, double toil and trouble.
Double post.
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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 06:28 AM
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yeah id say the bengal tiger is the real king of the jungle, it makes me kinda want one to take down the park and scare the pittbulls and rottweilers.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 06:28 AM
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*sings to self*

"What do tigers dream of, when they take a little tiger snooze?.................."
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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 08:24 AM
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The Tiger was quoted as saying, "King of the Jungle, my arse!"



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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Well, that settles that question that we argued over as kids: "Who would win a fight, a lion or a tiger?"

BUT....

"Who would win a fight, Mighty Mouse or Superman?" still remains a mystery, however.
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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:20 AM
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The tigers have always been the King of the jungle because lions don't live in jungles (even though I believe the great African elephant deserves the title 10 fold)!

I'm not surprised; these two big cats should be separated. The strength of the tiger is greater than the lion.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:06 AM
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The tigers have always been the King of the jungle because lions don't live in jungles (even though I believe the great African elephant deserves the title 10 fold)!


That's a very good point you brought up. We think of jungles we think of tropical rain forests. Lions don't live in jungles.

But they are pretty bad-ass residents of whatever-their-neighborhood-is-called.



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