A white tiger on Tuesday attacked and killed a youth who apparently jumped into its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital.The apparently tragic story has a few twists, though:
Witnesses said the tiger grabbed the young man by the neck as horrified onlookers at the National Zoological Park in New Delhi screamed and threw sticks and stones to try to save him.
The man climbed over the railing and into a deep concrete ditch at about 1pm, a statement from the zoo said, from where the tiger apparently dragged the man into its grassy enclosure.And:
The zoo said the victim was a Delhi resident and about 20 years old, contradicting earlier reports that he was a teenager. One official said he also appeared to have been "under the influence of alcohol".From a brief study of Indian demography you can establish that there are roughly 100 million youngsters belonging to the age group in question.
On the other hand, the demographics of the white tigers are presented in the article itself:
India is home to 1,706 Royal Bengal tigers and fewer than 100 white tigers, according to the last census in 2011. All the white tigers are in captivity.So, all things considered, even if an uncouth white tiger has decided to snack on an Indian youngster, one would be hard put to decide on the tiger's fate. In case where a drunk representative of one of the most populous age groups offered himself as a snack to the tiger: nah, "bon appetite" is the only thing I would say to the tiger. And hope he doesn't get indigestion...