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Man found dead in tiger cage at Copenhagen Zoo

Police say a 21-year old man was found dead inside the tiger den at the Copenhagen Zoo with his throat bitten.

COPENHAGEN // Police say a 21-year old man was found dead inside the tiger den at the Copenhagen Zoo with his throat bitten.

Lars Borg, a police spokesman, said it is still unclear how or why the man, a foreign national but who holds a Danish residence permit, had entered the pit, but said investigators could not exclude suicide.

His name and nationality were not immediately released.

The man's body was found by a zoo keeper early this morning, surrounded by three tigers.

Steffen Straede, the Zoo manager, said it is the first time in the zoo's 152-year history that such a thing has happened.