Tiger killed by new mate at London Zoo

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on BBC News – Science & Environment February 8, 2019 at 01:54PM.)

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Image caption- Asim, whose name means “protector” in Arabic, had been matched with Melati through the European Endangered Species Programme

An endangered Sumatran tiger has been killed by another tiger at London Zoo.

Male tiger Asim was brought to the zoo from a safari park in Denmark 10 days ago in attempts to be “the perfect mate” for long-term resident Melati.

After spending time apart in the tiger enclosure to get used to the new surroundings – the two were introduced to each other earlier.

But tensions “quickly escalated”, became “more aggressive” and Melati died in a fight, the zoo said.

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This article and images were originally posted on [BBC News – Science & Environment] February 8, 2019 at 01:54PM. Credit to the original author and BBC News – Science & Environment | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

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