Sunday, November 16, 2008

Singapore Zoo: Tigers stressed by the incident ?

Tigers stressed by the incident

By Jessica Lim

THE two white tigers involved in Thursday's attack on a cleaner are exhibiting symptoms of stress.

Normally relaxed and languid, they are now on constant alert, zoo officials said yesterday.

Their ears are pricked up, and they are breathing heavily.

Cleaner's family in shock

By Diana Othman & Kimberly Spykerman

SINCE he arrived in Singapore in June, Mr Nordin Montong had called his mother three or four times a day.

He would ask her how the family was and if she had eaten. Little things, just to chat.

It was the same in his last call to her on Wednesday, the night before the 32-year-old cleaner from Sarawak climbed into a tiger enclosure at the Singapore Zoo and was mauled to death after he seemingly baited the big cats.

Zoo to beef up safety measures

Three steps being considered: alarm buttons, more patrols and CCTV cameras.

By Jessica Lim

THE Singapore Zoo will be rolling out a series of new security measures to prevent a recurrence of the incident on Thursday, in which a cleaner who jumped into the white tiger enclosure was killed by the big cats.

Three measures are being discussed: Installing alarms in glass housings that the public can set off, deploying more patrols, and setting up closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras near the exhibits of potentially dangerous animals.

The review of existing procedures was prompted by the death of cleaner Nordin Montong, 32, who managed to get into the enclosure and then provoked the white tigers into attacking him.

Tigers stressed by the incident
AsiaOne, Singapore

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