CALGARY — Calgary Zoo officials say they don’t know why a man scaled one of two fences around the tiger exhibit where he was attacked and suffered “significant” injuries to his arms.
The zoo says the 27-year-old climbed the outer safety fence around the tiger enclosure and his arm was dragged through a second fence when he was hooked by the animal’s claw.
The two-year-old male Siberian tiger that attacked had the run of his enclosure overnight.
Another 27-year-old man who was with the victim then called a security person he knew for help.
Officials says the two men broke into the zoo around 1 a.m.
Police are investigating and say they are considering charges of break and enter.