Dogs kill six deer in China zooSeptember 10th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 10 (IANS) Four dogs - “well-fed and trained to kill” - hunted down and killed six protected deer in a zoo in China’s Yunnan province, officials said Friday.
The dogs got into the zoo and killed four spotted deer and two fallow deer. Another two deer and an emu were injured, Tang Yangchun, head of the Yunnan Wildlife Zoo’s animal management department, was quoted as saying by Xinhua.
Tang said some miscreants might have been behind the attack.
“The gates are guarded round the clock. And the dogs couldn’t have climbed over the 2.5-metre zoo fence by themselves,” he said.
The dogs, which were later captured and killed by zoo workers, seemed well-fed and trained to kill, he said.
- Orphaned grizzlies sent to the Montana zoo - Dec 21, 2010
- Rajkot Zoo sets up top-open enclosures for leopards - May 29, 2010
- Four wildlife officials suspended after Haryana deer deaths - May 10, 2010
- Zoo feeder killed by lion - Feb 14, 2012
- Missing in action, Uttarakhand's goral and barking deer (With Images) - May 18, 2012
- Kashmir border fence affecting wildlife - Sep 01, 2011
- Birds, animals up for adoption in Haryana - Jan 06, 2011
- Two booked as train kills five deer (Lead) - Oct 25, 2010
- Rising deaths of captive animals, PETA wants zoos closed - Sep 16, 2009
- Ram and deer to marry in China - Feb 15, 2012
- Emu eggs being stolen from the Alabama zoo - Mar 18, 2011
- Five Blackbucks found dead at Rajkot zoo - Feb 01, 2010
- Olympic swimming: Franklin backstrokes to 100-m gold - Jul 31, 2012
- No romance for Delhi zoo's bears, deer this winter - Nov 20, 2011
- Trapped dogs survive after six days in 20ft hole - Jun 03, 2011
Tags: animal management, beijing, china, clock, dogs, emu, fallow deer, gates, management department, miscreants, spotted deer, tang, two deer, wildlife zoo, xinhua, yunnan province, zoo fence, zoo workers