GUN What caliber to take down a tiger?

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Endangered female tiger shot at Lowry Park Zoo
    Wednesday, August 23, 2006


    Enshala was born in Lowry Park Zoo 15 years ago.
    Lowry Park Zoo animal keepers shot an endangered female tiger Tuesday after the tiger escaped into a zoo construction area when someone forget to latch her door shut.

    Enshala, an endangered Sumatran tiger, was born at Lowry Park about 15 years ago. Recently, the tiger had been living inside the Asian domain, which was an area of the zoo that was closed because of renovations.

    A zookeeper was trying to put the tiger away when somehow the cage gate was left open. That's when the tiger wandered out through a vacant zoo building and into a construction area on zoo property just before 5 p.m.

    A zoo veterinarian was called to tranquilize the tiger. That vet was able to hit the tiger with one dart. However, that just agitated the tiger even more.

    After the tiger was struck by the dart, she tried climbing a seven foot wall that led to a very open and public area of the zoo.

    That's when a specially trained team of zoo staff made the decision to put the tiger down with a shotgun, fearing she would escape and seriously injure someone.

    "I feel sick to my stomach that I had to do that," Lowry Park Zoo CEO Lex Salisbury said. "I've known this cat since it was born. It's the last thing I'd want to have to do, but you know, I have a kid and people trust us with their kids and I don't want to do anything to betray that trust. I want people to continue to come to the zoo and that's why we are trained to do this kind of stuff."

    It is a possibility the zookeeper responsible for leaving the tiger's cage unlatched will be fired.

    Sumatran tigers are on the endangered species list. Scientists believe there are about 400 of the tigers in the wild today.

    Enshala was one of the zoo's oldest cats. According to veterinarians, she could have lived up to four more years.

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    I dont think a shotgun would be my first choice to use on a tiger, unless its a high cap SAIGA. Sucks they had to put it down due to some dumbasses carelessness. I wonder what the requirements are to become a Zoo Mall Ninja.
     
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    22 to the eyeball.
     
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    That's terrible :(
     
  4. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Someone who saw the tv report said it took 5-6 shots to put it down.
     
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    I would of used my Tigr to kill the tiger :eek3:
     
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    308.....from really far away.
     
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    .50BMG from 1.5 miles away.
     
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    thats sad cause tigers are endangered.
     
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    its sad, but I would have used a .375 H&H :(
     
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    That's the first thing I thought of when I saw that they used a shotgun :mamoru:.
     
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    I wouldnt use a BT to hunt dangerous game :hsugh:
     
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    that thing is SOOO FUCKING BADASS looking.. holy shit, it owns everything.

    fucking pimp.


    oh, and 9mm will kill anything, kthx
     
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    Aww, sad story. Sucks that that's what had to happen but it sounds like it was for the best.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    I was expecting a parody of the boar thread.
     
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    Tiger shot
     
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    Damn that zoo is about 40 min north of me. I think any caliber thats sufficient enough to use on a game safari or something a park ranger in Africa would use, would be good enough for me. Somthing like .458 Lott...just to make sure there isnt anything left of its head. :noes:
     

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