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Man Poured Beer Over Tiger During 'Lates' Event At London Zoo

Monday 21st July 2014

A man poured beer over a tiger during a late-night event at London Zoo.

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The zoo confirmed that the incident happened during the popular 'Zoo Lates' nights, where alcohol is served.

During the Friday night events, a man also stripped off and tried to get into the penguin pool, while snakes had to be removed from their enclosure when a group smashed the glass.

London Zoo staff have raised concern about the welfare of the animals during the parties.

A zoo spokeswoman insisted the events were safe, telling the Guardian: “We would ban alcohol if we thought it was necessary, but at the moment we see no need to do so.”

She added that in the last 18 months of the events, only three people were thrown out.

The late-night events have earned £800,000 for conservation work for ZSL, the owners of London Zoo.