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A Siberian tiger lies shot dead in a forest hours after it escaped... News PhotoCommunity,Dead,Environmental Issues,Escape,Forest,Horizontal,Nature,Romania,Shooting - Crime,Siberian Tiger,Sibiu,Time,ZooPhotographer Collection: AFP 2011 AFPA Siberian tiger lies shot dead in a forest hours after it escaped from the local zoo of Sibiu (300km northwest from Bucharest), central Romania, on December 13, 2011. The tiger was shot when it attacked the hunters who were trying to tranquillize it, Mirela Gligore, spokesperson for the Sibiu townhall, said. The big cat, a female, had escaped from the zoo in the morning, after the keeper apparently left the gate ajar. It was first seen in the forest sheltering the zoo but attempts to capture it failed when it managed to jump over the 1.8-metre high fence. The feline then headed to the outskirts of the city and local police went from door to door to ask people to stay indoors. It was eventually tracked down in a nearby forest and shot in the head. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIAN MARCOVICI (Photo credit should read SEBASTIAN MARCOVICI/AFP/Getty Images)