A tiger was sacrificed in Colombia when it tried to escape from Hacienda Napoles theme parkformerly owned by drug lord Pablo Escobar, as it could not be controlled and before it left the conservation environment.
The park indicated in a statement that it had an “obligation” to turn on a Thursday red security code “As a result of the escape of a cat, which had to be neutralized before it could become a danger inside and outside” of its facilities.
According to the statement, the leak was caused by “an unfortunate combination of a failure in animal management protocol and his particular cunning”.
“The park operators themselves, by adhering to their knowledge of preparation and compliance with the protocols, were the ones who were able to neutralize (kill) the cat after it cannot be controlled otherwise‘ the statement added.
According to the theme park, the animal “never managed to abandon” the facilities and their staff responded “immediately” to the alert with the “only result that could be applied at the time“.
A team from the Regional Autonomous Body of the Negro and Nare River Basins (Cornare) went to the site with the aim of gathering information and compiling versions for start an investigation which determines the flaws in the protocol and allows “the relative sanctions” to be assumed.
“This involves a review of all scenarios where extremely dangerous animals are present and a review of the existing operation so that such a situation does not arise in the future,” the head of the Information Management Office told ai local media. Cornare biodiversity, David Echeverri.
Hacienda Nápoles theme park, chosen in 2012 by Times magazine as one of The 10 most exotic parks in the worldhad 38 cats before the escape and sacrifice, including bengal tigers, lions and jaguars.
At the height of his criminal empire, Escobar built this zoo on his Hacienda Nápoles, from nearly 3,000 hectares, located in Puerto Triunfo, in the department of Antioquia, in northwestern Colombia.
Up to that place he brought exotic animals from different parts of the world which caused a sensation due to the extravagance of the property on whose entrance gate had an aircraft installed symbolizing the means of transportation of their cocaine shipments to the United States. EFE extension
The Park explained in a statement that the events occurred on Thursday at the end of the day, when the venue was already closed to the public which usually applies to its tourist attraction.
The regional environmental authority first confirmed that it was a tiger escaped while being fed.
Pablo Escobar built Hacienda Nápoles in the 1980s and transformed it into his private zoo where he also brought baby hippos. After the fall of the dreaded drug trafficker, the place became a tourist attraction and he dedicated himself to the conservation of the species.
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