A tiger has mauled to death a female keeper at a zoo in the western German city of Cologne.
Police say the animal wandered through a gate that had apparently not been shut properly. It reached an adjacent storage building, where it attacked and killed the 43-year-old woman.
The tiger was then shot dead by the director of the zoo through a skylight, before it could get to public areas.
A tiger has mauled to death a female keeper at a zoo in the western German city of Cologne
Members of the public were ushered to safety, and the zoo was briefly closed.
It is not the first time this year animals have escaped from their enclosures in a German Zoo.
Last month five chimpanzees broke out of their pen in Hanover. In that case, however, they were recaptured before anyone was hurt.
Tigers at a zoo in Denmark have killed a man after he climbed a fence and crossed a moat to enter their enclosure.
Keepers at Copenhagen Zoo found his body early on Wednesday morning, surrounded by three tigers, a police spokesman said.
The man appeared to be in his early 20s and may have entered the enclosure in order to commit suicide, police said.
Tigers at a zoo in Denmark have killed a man after he climbed a fence and crossed a moat to enter their enclosure
He has not been identified but police have said he is not Danish.
A bite on the man’s throat was likely to have been the main cause of his death.
The man’s nationality was not known and a resident’s permit for Denmark was found on his possession, police added.