Tiger at Florida zoo fatally shot after biting arm of man near enclosure

Florida

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy shot a Malayan tiger that grabbed the arm of a man who was either feeding or petting the animal near its enclosure at a Florida zoo.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said the man was seriously injured Wednesday evening when he entered an unauthorized area. The man works for a third-party cleaning service.

News outlets report that the 8-year-old tiger named Eko later died. The zoo will remain closed on Thursday.

Investigators say the man breached a barrier fence and put his arm through the fence surrounding the tiger enclosure.

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