Despite the efforts, the warring animals, could Melati only be recovered dead yet, said the Zoo. Asim had only come ten days earlier, in the framework of a European breeding programme from a Danish Safari Park to London.
Everyone in the London Zoo was “devastated” and “inconsolable” about the loss of the tiger, a female, stated in the message. “As with all cats, first-time encounters are assessed, no matter how carefully planned, are always considered very risky.” The animals had been in adjacent enclosures, the opportunities to see each other, to smell and to react to each other. Experts have observed positive signals and the timing for a mating attempt, as correctly perceived.