Four Tigers Escape, Three People Mauled, One Dead
Two Mauled People Are Critically Wounded
Police Battle Tigers in Dramatic Shoot-Out
Christmas Zoo Outing Turns DeadlyÂ
Recent Zoo Security Fixes QuestionedÂ
No word yet as to how the tigers were able to get out of their enclosure. No information as to the identity of the victim.
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Authorities said they got a 911 call at 5:17 p.m. reporting that at least one tiger had broken loose from its cage and was prowling the grounds. Heavily armed police officers confronted the tiger inside the Terrace Cafe, killing it as it attacked a man. Three other tigers were found on the grounds and returned to their cages.
San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Ken Smith said at least one had been killed.
The San Francisco Zoo had just upgraded security at the Tiger enclosure in September.
Just what security measures were upgraded?
Three months later, one person is dead and two more critically wounded from escaped tigers.
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