Tiger Shot Dead in South Africa Following Escape from Enclosure

Sheba, an eight-year-old tiger, was shot dead after escaping a small enclosure at a private farm south of Johannesburg. Officials say that it was not an option to recapture her safely. Sheba’s escape has led to questions about South Africa’s laws surrounding keeping exotic animals as pets, as well as calls for license requirements to be able to do so. “[The tigress] was unwillingly brought [to the private farm] to be held in captivity, something that should not have been allowed to take place to begin with,” said the SPCA.