A three-year old Formosan black bear, Taiwan’s equivalent of the panda, wandered unknowingly into an ambush of tigers at Shanghai Wild Animal Park on Monday. Xiao Heixiong (Little Black Bear), as he was known, had probably never seen a tiger until the moment of his death.
Rescue attempts were unsuccessful as the bear became surrounded by 10 tigers doing what tigers do naturally. Tigers are solitary creatures in the wild, but put a group of them together in captivity and you get an ambush.
Shanghai Wild Animal Park said it will install video cameras in the area to monitor the animals more closely so that incidents like this aren’t repeated in the future. This event was caught on camera by a tourist at the park. It is believed that the bear may have entered the tiger enclosure because of a door left open on the perimeter by a safari vehicle.
Nobody is suggesting that the Taiwanese black bear was let into the tiger enclosure on purpose.
A three-year old Formosan black bear wandered unknowingly into the wrong zone at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park on Monday and became dinner for a pack of tigers.>> http://shst.me/bq7
Posted by Shanghaiist on Wednesday, 12 August 2015
by Dan Cunningham