12-27-2003, 04:52 PM #1Former Member
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Zoo visitors get unexpected thrill from escaped tiger
Dec 26th, 2003 TORONTO (CP) - Visitors to the Toronto Zoo's annual Boxing Day tour didn't expect to come so close to a Siberian tiger.
Visitors briefly found themselves face-to-face with the tiger, separated from the animal by nothing more than a metre-high fence.
"One of our gates was left open and a female tiger got out briefly," Calvin White, general manager of the zoo, said Friday.
The tiger roamed between the high fence of the animal enclosure and a lower fence meant to keep people at a safe distance for several minutes, giving visitors some close-up video shots.
It was "a little bit scary," said Shari Akow, a zoo visitor.
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