Rare white tiger mauled to death in zoo accident

A rare white tiger has been mauled to death by a pack of Bengal tigers.
A rare white tiger has been mauled to death by a pack of Bengal tigers. Photo credit: NDTV

A rare white tiger has been mauled to death by a pack of big cats, after straying into the wrong enclosure at an Indian zoo.

It is believed a zookeeper at Bannerghatta Biological Park mistakenly left an adjoining door open on Sunday (local time), allowing two white tigers - Amar and Shreyas - into the Bengal tiger enclosure.

Rare white tiger mauled to death in zoo accident
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Zoo staff tooted car horns and yelled at the tigers in a desperate attempt to scare them apart, but nine-year-old Shreyas was brutally attacked by the Bengals and died on Wednesday.

Rare white tiger mauled to death in zoo accident
Photo credit: NDTV

Amar sustained injuries to his jaw and paw, but managed to escape the enclosure and survive.

Principal chief government forest conservator C Jarayam said an investigation had been launched.

He said both Bengal tigers have been treated for their wounds and are doing well.

Newshub.