Bloemfontein, South Africa - 18 December 2005: Robber's Fatal Mistake; Flees Into Zoo Tiger Enclosure

Visitors to the Bloemfontein Zoo on Sunday (18 December) saw more than they had bargained for. A man was found dead in the tiger's enclosure, with bite marks at the back of his neck and all his clothes torn off. Although they had recently been fed and did not devour the victim, the tigers had mauled the man and dragged him through the water.

Police believe "the man was involved in a robbery and was chased by security guards. He had nowhere to go so he jumped over the zoo fence," according to Elsa Gerber, a police spokesperson. The story is covered by SABCNews.com here and here, and also here, and by the Associated Press (via the San Francisco Chronicle) here.