May 18, 2015: After a lion in a Chinese zoo killed one of its keeper and escaped its enclosure it was shot dead.
The lion was on the loose in the zoo for more than an hour before it was shot dead by police.The incident took place in the eastern province of Shandong, at the Taian Tiger Mountain Park on Sunday.
As per the source, the 65-year-old keeper was cleaning the enclosure when the lion bit him on his shoulders and neck then later the keeper died from his injuries.
Similarly, The incident is currently the third most popular trending topic on the Chinese microblog network Weibo.
Many questioned has been raised if it was necessary to kill the lion. Animal rights groups have criticized it and concerns about the safety and living conditions in zoos.