March 31, 1997 in Nation/World

800-Pound Siberian Tiger Escapes

Compiled From Wire Services
 
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An 800-pound Siberian tiger escaped Sunday from an exotic animal farm on the western outskirts of this city, and police warned residents to stay indoors.

Zarak, a 4-year-old male, was described as being docile. He has been in captivity all his life.

Zarak escaped by scaling a fence about noon Sunday.

Police officers aided by a helicopter called off a search at the end of the day, but sharpshooters were to remain at the farm overnight.


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