Conflict of Interest Nice Tiger, Pretty Tiger
posted by December 27 at 15:42 PMon
The new Stranger t-shirts are beautiful…
…but, man, our timing is terrible.
In other tiger news, it looks like the two surviving victims of the SF tiger attack, and those near and dear to the deceased victim, will soon be enjoying large cash settlements courtesy of SF taxpayers. The zoo now “admits” that the wall of the moat the surrounded the tiger enclosure was shorter than they thought, and not up to national wall-of-moat-surrounding-tiger-enclosure standards. From SF Gate:
Zoo officials have gone back and forth on the grotto’s measurements since a 350-pound tiger escaped on Christmas Day, killing 17-year-old Carlos Sousa Jr. and seriously injuring two of his friends….
Earlier this week, zoo officials said the moat’s wall was at least 20 feet tall. Today, they said it was little over 12 feet. Since the investigation began Tuesday, officials have given at least five different measurements for the enclosure, which is surrounded by a moat, two walls on either side of the moat, a small patch of grass and then another waist-high fence. Experts say that the depth of the moat and height of the walls could have a large impact on the animal’s ability to escape the enclosure.