Bengal Tiger Eschews Civilization/Returns to Safety of Cage

Reply Fri 8 Aug, 2003 08:34 am
A Bengal tiger, escaped from its cage. He returned an hour later, finding the comfort and security of the cage more to his liking than the crowds.

Tiger, Tiger Not So Bright...

DHAKA (Reuters) - A Royal Bengal tiger escaped from a Bangladesh zoo after its keeper left its cage open, but snuck back an hour later after apparently being frightened by the crowds.

The big cat, named Bhim (powerful), sneaked out on Thursday before being spotted roaming nearby by his keeper, who promptly fainted in shock.

"The keeper passed out because he had never faced off a tiger outside its cage. A tiger in freedom could be extremely ferocious," said a city official said who asked not to be named.

"Bhim apparently found the maddening crowd outside the zoo intolerable and too much for it to feel safe and it came back to the utter surprise and astonishment of zoo managers," the official said.

Zoo officials denied the incident, but newspapers on Friday printed detailed stories of Bhim's escape and return as well as pictures of his keeper.

Royal Bengal Tigers are an endangered species in their natural habitat in Bangladesh's Sunderban mangrove forest.

Can't say that I blame him.
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Reply Fri 8 Aug, 2003 10:43 am
The PETA people must be very unhappy at the tiger's notion of Home Sweet Home.
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