An unidentified man, breaking into the enclosure of Siberian tigers Wednesday; was found dead, surrounded by at least three beasts. Police are of the opinion that element of suicide cannot be ruled out as one of possible motives. The incident occurred at Copenhagen Zoo and the victim, 21, remains unidentified yet.
According to the horrific details, the 21-year-old was killed and eaten alive by the wild animals after he entered in their enclosure; apparently in suspected suicide. It is believed that once he gained access to the enclosure by scaling a fence and crossing a moat; he ended up savaged by at least three deadly predators that he was no match to.
When discovered in the early hours of morning by staff, the poor victim was already dead and as mentioned above; three of the Siberian tigers would be seen around the dead man. Following the tragedy taking place in the Danish capital, a post-mortem examination was carried out and the results thereof showed the animals bit the man on his thigh, chest and face.
However, according to Lars Borg, the Superintendent Copenhagen Police, primary reason of the person’s death inside the tiger pen may have been a bite to his throat. Borg further conveyed that most probably the man was attacked by the animals while he was in the water.
Borg said it was around 7:30 a.m. when they received an emergency call from the zoo about a person that lay dead inside the tigers’ pen. It remains to be determined yet whether who and why the man, not Danish but found with a Danish resident’s permit; entered the enclosure.
Police however, have not ruled out suicide; as one out of several possible motives. Hoping to find any clues and to exactly establish how the victim accessed the dangerous animals’ enclosure, the detectives are now trawling through CCTV footage, if available.