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S.F. hospital releases two brothers mauled by tiger

December 30, 2007|From the Associated Press

Two brothers mauled by a tiger at the San Francisco Zoo have been released, according to a spokeswoman for San Francisco General Hospital.

Paul Dhaliwal, 19, and Kulbir Dhaliwal, 23, had been under care with severe bite and claw wounds since the Christmas Day attacks.

Hospital spokeswoman Eileen Shields said both were discharged Saturday afternoon.

Police say 17-year-old Carlos Sousa Jr.'s neck was slashed while he was trying to scare the tiger away after it attacked Kulbir Dhaliwal.

Sousa died at the scene.

After killing the teenager, the tiger followed a trail of blood left by Kulbir Dhaliwal about 300 yards to a zoo cafe, where it mauled both brothers, police said.

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