Friday, December 28, 2007

Whoops...Tiger's Wall Lower Than Recommended Height

SAN JOSE, Calif. — "The San Francisco Zoo director said Thursday that the wall surrounding the enclosure housing the tiger responsible for a teenager's Christmas day death was much lower than is recommended by the country's primary zoo accrediting agency.

Two days after the cat escaped and attacked three young men, Zoo Director Manuel A. Mollinedo acknowledged that the wall was 12 1/2 feet — well below the 16.4-foot minimum height suggested by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums."

The stupidity didn't just stop at them building a wall 4' lower than the minimum. It continued with such veritable nonsense as "someone must have lowered an arm or leg and pulled the tiger up", along with "they snuck in a plank and helped the tiger across the moat", to my personal favorite, "they were calling her names, and being a proud cat who was getting her life together at long last, she simply snapped,"

If they truly erected a small wall then they'd better start asking for donations to cover the legal costs. And justifiably so.

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