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Tiger is killed by exhibit mate at zoo

June 27, 2007|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A tiger at the Charles Paddock Zoo was killed by his longtime exhibit mate, zoo officials said.

Hoshi, an Indochinese tiger who joined the zoo in fall 2000, was found dead in his den Sunday. Zoo Director Alan Baker said the tiger died from asphyxiation caused by exhibit mate Sala. Laboratory tests are incomplete.

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