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Tigress killed by tiger in Haryana zoo

Bhiwani: A tigress was killed by a tiger in a local zoo, the second such incident involving the big cat.

The tiger Apaya entered the enclosure of the tigress Rani and fatally attacked her at Surender Singh Memorial Zoo here yesterday, officials said here today.

Zoo employees and the care taker tried to save the tigress but failed, they said.

Zoo sources said Apaya had killed a tigress in December 2009 also.

Another tiger Brondis had killed a caretaker in January last year.

District Forest officer (Wildlife) Shakti Singh said that Rani was buried on the zoo premises.

With the death of the tigress, only five tigers are now left in captivity in Haryana– two each in Bhiwani and Rohtak zoos and one in Pipli.

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