A Bengal tiger has killed a lion at a Turkish zoo, it has emerged.
Bengal Tiger (library picture)
The giant cat is understood to have found a hole in the fence which separates the tigers and lions at Ankara Zoo and taken a swipe at its rival, severing its jugular vein.
Ankara Zoo, which has six tigers and two remaining lions, denied the tiger had bent the bars in its enclosure and insisted the zoo is safe for visitors despite the chilling incident.
The BBC has reported that the incident took place in September with the zoo only revealing details of it yesterday.
In October last year, a Ukrainian lion trainer was attacked by the killer cats at L’viv Circus as tourists watched in horror.