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A TIGER FIGHT

A. tec tibia aoaue uooacred at the Aifh bl<e Eoologioul Gardons one day last W«)k. Tiro palro of Bengal ttgeri BM ken la adjoining oaget, and at feeding tint i this afternoon the males began nmaolog one •nokh«r tbroogh • grating aiddlng the otgee, and wbioh« It appean was not properly fattened. In hli endta* Tors to reach hU enem> the younger tiget got hit paws aoder «hs grating, and the old male's! onoa sefsad them and tort at them ffl'h sooh fo-oe that the grating was broken down, thu combatant* colling Into the den of ths old tigers. Here |fe« battle was oontlnned, and at last toe old tig 'en joined m. The uproar meanwhOt between the oombatants and the othtf aninalt m the gardens was terilble. Ih« rpang male w»s tefzsd by the hlndqaarten by the old tlgrets, whilst the old mala fjught him In front. The odda wm too muoh for the youngster, and aftat itrnggllng for ten mlontflshls jagnlafffela was torn open, the animal dying la aboa! five minutes after. His mate, the younget tl^reiß, did not partlolpate In the figkt, bat crouched m a corner In evident fefir* All are foil grown, the animals befog valued at about £200 eaoh.

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A TIGER FIGHT Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2136, 28 May 1889

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