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Zoo HORROR: Zookeeper MAULED to DEATH after rare white tiger attacks

Zoo HORROR: Zookeeper MAULED to DEATH after rare white tiger attacks

Akira Furusho, 40, was found bleeding from a neck wound in the animal's enclosure late on Monday.

- Police in southern Japan said Tuesday that they are investigating the death of a zookeeper in an apparent attack by a white tiger.

White tigers, regarded as an endangered species, are found in southern and eastern Asia, particularly India, and owe their colour to a recessive gene. He was declared dead in hospital.

The zoo said the five-year-old male tiger, named Riku, was sedated with a tranquiliser gun after the attack, as rescue workers and police rushed to the scene. The tiger is about 1.8 meters in length and weighs about 170 kilograms.

Tigers are normally moved from the display pen to a separate area before staff enter.

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The tiger is one of four rare white tigers at the zoo.

"We plan not to kill Riku and continue to keep it because the bereaved family asked us to do so", said Takuro Nagasako, a zoo official.

The zoo, launched in 1972, is run by a public corporation under contract with the municipal government. The zoo remained open on Tuesday though the tiger sanctuary was closed off.

Their white fur comes as a result of a genetic mutation, and occurs in as few as one in every 10,000 tigers.


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