HEADLINE – New Zealand Zookeeper Killed


Princess, the adorable rare white tiger who killed some guy.

Princess, the adorable rare white tiger who killed some guy.

Ass. Press

Posted: 05/29/2009 05:57:32 AM PDT

Updated: 05/27/2009 05:57:34 AM PDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — An animal keeper was mauled to death Wednesday by a rare white tiger at a wildlife park in New Zealand. The animal, named Princess, is one of only 120 white tigers in the world.

Princess is a third-generation white tiger born at the park.  Her mother was Queeny and her father was Prince Leopold.

“Genetic testing confirms Princess’ lineage,” said Gwen Mulumbimbi, Park Geneticist.  “Since there are so few of these magnificent animals left in the world, proper genetic management is essential to keeping the species from suffering the consequences of inbreeding,” Mulumbimbi said.

The park, located near the northern city of Whangarei, has 42 rare lions and tigers — four of which are white tigers — in large wire-cage enclosures that include trees and grassy areas.




9 Responses to “HEADLINE – New Zealand Zookeeper Killed”

  1. The place is a dump run by cowboys. It’s very old-school – cages and bars. The bloke who runs it is a monumental cock. He had his own reality show, because NZ television is astonishingly poor, until it turned out he was beating his wife. It’s a minor shame it wasn’t him who got lunched.


  2. A similar death occurred in Miami in the 90’s when I was living there. Zoo keeper got careless, and the tiger, being a tiger, snapped his neck. There was an outcry AGAINST the tiger…many calling for it to be put down. Ultimately, it wasn’t. As far as I know, it’s still there.

    I feel sorry for the families of these men, but the f**king tigers were just being tigers.

    If the conditions Dr. Yobbo describes are correct, then the tiger had even more incentive to act like a tiger.


  3. Hmm i wonder why Sol T. hasn’t called this attack racist as the tiger was white and the keeper was a black african…..


  4. This reminds me of the Siegfried and Roy attack. It’s quite possible that this tiger, like Roy’s tiger, was confused and actually trying to protect the zookeeper from unruly guests.

    Tiger: “Here Mr. Zookeeper, hide inside my stomach”


  5. Sounds like the tiger has been found guilty without being able to put its side of the story. Justice? What justice! Has anyone actually asked it what happened or did everyone just point at its bloodied teeth and claws and make assumptions based on circumstantial evidence? Pah!!!

    Then again it would make a wonderful rug for the cigar lounge.


  6. look at the liddle puddy cat, how sweet..

    lesson No 1 with having cats. Always make sure you feed them at the right time!

    Lesson no 2 never laugh at them when they make a less than graceful leap or jump.


  7. Anonymous Says:

    Give me some more information Please


  8. paulboylan Says:

    No. Get your own damned information. You aren’t the boss of me.


  9. paulboylan Says:

    Not only “no” but “hell no.”


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