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Published On: Wed, Jul 11th, 2012

Dead man found in tiger den at Copehagen Zoo

A man was found dead Wednesday inside a tiger den at the Copenhagen Zoo after having received a fatal bite to his throat, Danish police said.

Lars Borg, a spokesman for the Copenhagen police, said it was unclear how or why the man had entered the pit, but said investigators could not exclude suicide as a motive. The victim is a foreign national who holds a Danish residence permit, but police would not immediately release his identity or his nationality.

“Everything indicates that the tigers have killed him,” Borg said, noting an examination of the body showed the man had been bitten on the thigh, chest, face and throat.

NY Daily News reports that the 21-year-old man’s body was found surrounded by the park’s three Siberian tigers by a zookeeper early on Wednesday morning.

Borg said the man appeared to have entered the tiger area from a low wall surrounding the den and then ending up in the moat inside the enclosure. “He has been in the water and the animals must have seen that and attacked him,” Borg said.

“He has been in the water and the animals must have seen that and attacked him,” Borg said. “He was killed in the water.”

Siberian Tiger at the Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark 2010 Photo/Bill Ebbesen via wikimedia commons

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