Indonesian fatally mauled by tiger at Malaysian resort
An Indonesian migrant worker died three hours after being mauled by a tiger at a resort in Alor Gajah near Malacca, Malaysia, on Tuesday.
The victim was an unidentified 34-year-old Indonesian, who was suddenly attacked by the tiger, which the victim had handled for eight years, after he entered the cage for a routine feeding session.
The resort management said in a statement that the family of the victim had been notified and had requested that the victim not be named.
It said that other caretakers had not determined what had caused the tiger to attack. “The management will not put down the animal, but will observe its behavioral change for now,” the resort said as quoted by Star Malaysia.
Meanwhile, Malacca National Park and Wildlife Department director Norzakiah Anon said the department would probe the incident.
“We have to check on the condition of the tiger or whether it was negligence on the part of the resort that prompted the attack,” she added.