TORONTO (AP)-- A man who broke into the Calgary Zoo overnight and scaled a fence around a tiger exhibit is hospitalized with serious injuries to his arms after he was attacked by a tiger.
Zoo spokesman Grahame Newton says two men, both 27, broke into the zoo at around 1 a.m. early Monday by scaling a 2.5-meter (8-feet)-high main fence topped with barbed wire.
Newton says one man climbed an outer safety fence around the tiger enclosure. A Siberian tiger, a 2-year-old male named Vitali, hooked the man with a claw and pulled the man's arm through the inner fence.
Police are investigating and say they are considering charges of breaking and entering. They haven't determined whether alcohol was involved.
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