Friday, December 28, 2007

Oops

  • The director of the zoo where a teenager was killed by an escaped tiger acknowledged Thursday that the wall around the animal's pen was just 12 1/2 feet high—well below the height recommended by the main accrediting agency for the nation's zoos.

    According to the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the minimum recommended height for tiger exhibit walls is 16.4 feet.

Four feet (in height) makes a big difference to a predator with four feet. No word if this 70 year old wall was built low or perhaps there was 3 or 4 feet of something accidentally added to the moat over the years. There's going to be a lot of second guessing of the accrediting agency that hadn't noticed the height of a wall meant to keep tigers in an enclosure, especially as initial reports of the victims "teasing" are being denied outright by the police chief.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bet those guys felt real manly, f-ing with that tiger from a "safe" distance. I only wish there was video of their "OH SHIT" faces when that f'er started climbing the wall!!

12/28/2007 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when did oko yono become a
cop and chief no less.

12/28/2007 04:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heather Fong - that's hot!

It makes me yearn for my "happy ending" days at the Korean massage parlor.

I like it even more when they don't pronounce the "l" and makes it an "r".

Gotta go.............

12/28/2007 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous 44TH WARDER said...

TO 6:14AM
You can relive your "happy ending"
days at the steambath on Halsted at Belmont. Im sure u can find a Korean or Chinaperson in there!

12/28/2007 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are signa all over about staying away from area! the punk kid was dangling his leg over teasing the lion, the lion figured fuck it and took a bite! Another reason some parents should train their kids! The mom of this kid will get millions! The police chief there what a winner, yea kind of like our bosses here "because of clout I never stray far from 35th street"!

12/28/2007 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darn! I was sure some tree hugger left the cage door open. (You should be free you poor animal) Like Chris Rock said, in regards to Zigfried N Roy, the "Tiger didn't go crazy ! The tiger went tiger!"

12/28/2007 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My little house cat can jump straight up 8 feet,what can a big kitty do??

12/28/2007 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Kitty

12/28/2007 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Checkout page 11 of the "on the Town" section of 28 Dec 07 Tribune---ad for Lincoln park Zoolights features a "stalking tiger"..ewww....

12/28/2007 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hullo wanta baroon? What a goof looks very effective, should be working at take out restaurant! Another "merit pick?"

12/28/2007 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

most of the places we work is like a zoo....we should put those walls up

12/28/2007 04:31:00 PM  
Blogger It's Not All Real said...

No one goes to the zoo expecting to become lunch. My heartfelt sympathies to the family of the one who died.

12/28/2007 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Not All Real said...
No one goes to the zoo expecting to become lunch. My heartfelt sympathies to the family of the one who died.

12/28/2007 06:40:00 PM

Hope though he tasted good! tease the tiger you get eaten simple is as simple does!

12/28/2007 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Gump once said "Stupid is as Stupid Does" . Sorry for the family, but is those guys were messing with that tiger, they should have known better. Remember, never get out of the boat?

12/29/2007 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he did dangle a leg to tempt the tiger with some meat of the hoof, I will nominate him for the Dawin Award.

Do I hear a second?

12/29/2007 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heather Fong - that's hot!

12/28/2007 06:14:00 AM

Umm, not really. You can see from Chief Fong's picture here that there is no amount of booze in the world that would allow boom-boom withi this mamma-san:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2004/05/02/MNGM26EHUI1.DTL&o=0

12/29/2007 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12/28/2007 06:40:00 PM

I think it's called a "pride" not a "family"

12/29/2007 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree--

There is plenty of alcohol out there!!!!!

12/29/2007 09:13:00 PM  

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