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Tiger Kills Ont. Man

Animals  (tags: siberian tiger, man, ontario, keeper, mauled to death, investgation, wild animals )

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The same Siberian tiger that mauled a 10-year-old Toronto boy six years ago killed a lifelong exotic animal lover and keeper from southern Ontario on Sunday, police said.


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Simone Duffin (1462)
Monday January 11, 2010, 8:56 am
The friends and family of Mr. Norman Buwalda, are dealing with a very sad situation today. The 66 year old was attacked and killed by a 650 pound tiger he was feeding. Bulwalda, who lives in Southwold, southwest of London, entered the animal’s cage to feed it. He has been a keeper of exotic animals for many years.

This sadly though was not the first time a tiger injured someone on Buwalda’s property. In 2004, a ten year old boy from Toronto suffered serious injuries after being mauled by a tiger but luckily survived.

A family member found Mr. Buwalda after the incident. The same family member locked the Siberian male tiger in the cage before Constable Troy Carlson arrived. The constable reported that no one witnessed what happened and when he arrived the tiger was just pacing back and forth. He noted that there was also a cougar on the property. Authorities report that the animals are there legally.


. (0)
Monday January 11, 2010, 11:20 am
Just because it's legal doesn't mean it's right. I don't know the circumstances of this man's owning exotic wildlife, but they are not for amateurs.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 10:41 am
That is really horrible news, thank you Simone!
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