TOP SECRET ANIMAL ATTACK FILES
Special Report Filed by AAF Correspondents: Miki and Jeanne Perez-Lizano
from Yahoo! News, Associated Press Report
Kills French Zoo Director
Monday November 1, 1999 4:19 PM ET
|PESSAC, France (AP) - A hippopotamus killed
the director of a French zoo on Monday after he tried to lead the animal
into a cage.
After attacking 62-year-old Jean Duguin, director of the Pessac zoo in southwestern France, the hippo entered its cage.
``For no apparent reason, the animal charged him and killed him instantly,'' said Jean-Claude Marchais, the zoo's public relations director.
Marchais said the zoo director was well known to the 20-year-old hippo, named Comir. Zoo officials say they don't want to keep the animal, and authorities must now decide whether to put it to death.