Tigers kill two zookeepers in China

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Two zookeepers have been killed by tigers in separate incidents in China.

The first incident happened on Sunday at a zoo in eastern Anhui province, state media reported. According to the outlet, the 55-year-old keeper surnamed Yang was cleaning out the tiger’s cage when he was mauled to death.

And two days later, two tigers mauled a zookeeper during feeding time and escaped. They were later put down by police. The zookeeper was hospitalised, but later succumbed to his injuries.

The tiger attacks come a week after three leopards escaped a park in Hangzhou, according to CNN, the zoo did not tell local residents about the animal’s escape for a week. Two of the leopards were caught but one remains on the loose, presumed dead.