Georgia: Tiger Mauls Man, Politicians Attack Zoo Director

The white tiger that went missing on June 14 and attacked two men, one fatally, was shot dead by police in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. City residents vented their anger at city and government officials, who just the day before assured residents there was no risk of an animal attack and it was safe to go back to the streets. (Photo: Georgian Ministry of the Internal Affairs)

First came the biblical flood that swamped the Tbilisi zoo, setting wild animals free to roam the streets of the Georgian capital. Now, three days after the inundation, a fatal tiger attack threatens to set off a political tempest.
 

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Giorgi Lomsadze is a freelance journalist based in Tbilisi. He is a frequent contributor to EurasiaNet.org's Tamada Tales blog.

Georgia: Tiger Mauls Man, Politicians Attack Zoo Director

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