Friday, November 14, 2008

Singapore Zoo Incident

Heard over the radio this morning about a horrifying incident which happened in the Singapore Zoo in which a cleaner was mauled to death by two white tigers. The incident was photographed as well as captured on video by holiday-makers. The news is on the frontpage of the Straits Times of Singapore.

Eye-witnesses said they had earlier seen the victim shouting and throwing things as he walked by the crocodile enclosure, a short distance from the tiger enclosure.

Life is indeed so uncertain. Health too if we don't take the effort to maintain our health, which begs the question. Do you have health insurance? Health insurance ensures better medical treatment when you need it.


  1. Anonymous1:56 PM

    It was a tragic incident.

  2. Hi Happy,

    Those tigers were probably agitated to attack him.. remember a similar attack by also a white tiger on Roy Horn of the famous 'Siegfried & Roy'team?

    Even well-trained animals are still animals!

  3. MBL, tragic and how awful for the tourists to have witnessed it.

    Hi Joe, you know what? I was just thinking of you today and wanted to visit you. I guess you read my mind and beat me to it. How are you?

    I didn't know about Siegfried & Roy so I read up on them at Wikipedia. The white tiger was actually trying to drag Roy to safety thinking he was under attack just like a mother tigress would pull one of her cubs by the neck. But you are right, even well-trained animals are still animals.

  4. This is terrible! I have always loved Singapore Zoo. Even plan to go there next year.

  5. Yeah, Foong, it is. Still, the Singapore Zoo is worth a visit - just don't get too close to the enclosure, eh. I enjoyed the Bird Park more though.

  6. Happy,

    You've been to Sing's Bird Park?
    I've not been there for ages.. even decades ;)

  7. Joe, yes, and it's a very nice place to visit. I wouldn't mind going there again.