Atascadero zoo tiger found dead in exhibit
“She doesn't act radically different”
One of the Charles Paddock Zoo's two marquee Indochinese tigers was found dead in his cage Sunday morning, and officials at the Atascadero facility believe the cat's exhibit-mate and half-sister is responsible.
Alan Baker, the zoo's director, said it appeared that Hoshi, a 400-pound male tiger, may have been playing with cage-mate Sala when she grabbed him and crushed his windpipe.
Baker said Hoshi's death likely happened in a minute or two.
'It was probably an incredibly quick thing,' he said. 'But we'll never know.' Read more
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