And here’s yet another bad zoo story.
At Jungle Island, a Florida zoo, a gibbon ape named Watson escaped while being carried outside the tiger area. He started to taunt Mahesh, a 700-pound tiger, whose area is behind a 12-foot-high fence.
Mahesh got excited and jumped over the fence to chase Watson. He landed among a large crowd of visitors, many of whom fled to a nearby barn.
No one was hurt and Mahesh was quickly captured. But the zoo will probably face criminal charges and a fine for letting animals escape. But is that enough?
Photo credit: Tambako the Jaguar