Man Eaten by Tigers After Breaking Into Zoo

| by Michael Allen

In Copenhagen, Denmark, an unnamed 20-year-old Afghan man was killed by tigers in the city's zoo after he climbed a fence and crossed a moat into the animals' enclosure, early this morning.

He was found dead, surrounded by three Siberian tigers when the zoo staff arrived for work.

It is unknown unclear why the man entered the tiger area, but police have not ruled out suicide.

According to the Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet, the young man lived alone in a flat near his family in central Copenhagen and was just about to finish high school.

Superintendent Lars Borg told Ekstrabladet: "We received an emergency call at about 7.30am that a person had been found lying in the tiger pen and that three tigers were surrounding that person."

"The tigers attacked him and killed him. It is likely that a bite to the throat was the primary reason for his death. He has been in the water and the animals must have seen that and attacked him."