A Siberian tiger killed a zookeeper in Germany with a bite to the neck when he was cleaning out his enclosure.
It is thought the 56-year-old was attacked on Thursday after he forgot to close the gate to Rasputin's cage at the Allwetterzoo in Munster.
Joerg Adler, zoo director, said: "Now I am sitting here...I hope that...my only condolence is that Martin...he will live on in our thoughts.
"He loved his animals. It is tragic."