Due to the "unusual and extraordinary" Christmas Day tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo -- which resulted in the mauling death of 17-year-old Carlos Sousa Jr. and wounding of Paul and Kulbir Dhaliwal -- a three-member tiger team formed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums has been called in to examine the zoo's big cat grotto. While the investigation and renovations are underway, the tigers and lions are currently kicking it indoors. What's more, according to zoo director Manuel Mollinedo, the cats have been subjected to the wonderful world of Disney:
“Many facts about the events on Christmas Day remain unknown,” zoo director Manuel Mollinedo said at Monday's hearing. “I believe something unusual and extraordinary happened.”
The zoo was working with a security contractor to have a video surveillance system installed, Mollinedo said. Zoo keepers were playing games with the facility's lions and tigers showing them the movie "The Lion King" to keep them occupied while they were stuck inside, he said.
Oh, the horror. Spin- and cinema-wise.