QuickCheck: Did the tiger allegedly roaming around Hulu Kelang escape from the zoo?


Last Friday (May 20), a message went viral on WhatsApp claiming that a tiger has been spotted at Kemensah Heights, Hulu Kelang. Some have claimed that the tiger escaped from Zoo Negara, is this true?

VERDICT:

FALSE

When contacted by The Star, Zoo Negara deputy president Rosly @ Rahmat Ahmat Lana said all of its tigers were safe in their sanctuary, adding that it is “impossible” for them to get out.

“We have our standard operating procedures (SOP) and our tigers have to get through at least three layers of security through the back of the enclosure," he said.

“It is also impossible for a tiger to jump over the moat because there is not enough distance for a run,” added Rosly.

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