- Two white tigers managed to find their way into adjacent cage at Indian zoo
- They were then attacked by larger Bengal tigers before managed to escape
- But the other was badly mauled and died three days later from its injuries
This is the moment a rare white tiger was killed by a pack of Bengal tigers after a zoo keeper allegedly left the enclosure door open.
Two white tigers – Amar and Shreyas – managed to find their way into an adjacent enclosure which was home to the Bengal tigers at Bannerghatta Biological Park.
Amar escaped with injuries to his jaw and paw but nine-year-old Shreyas was savaged by the Bengals.
A clip shows her trying fight off the animals while zoo staff in Bengaluru city of the southern Indian state of Karnataka attempt to distract the animals on Sunday.
They can be heard sounding car horns and yelling while the larger darker tigers bite and scratch the white one.
C Jayaram, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests for the government said an investigation has been launched.
He said: ‘In the meanwhile, we have also instituted an inquiry to find out why such a mishap happened.
‘It should not be repeated and people who were lethargic must be punished.
‘Both the Bengal tigers are fine and they have been treated.’
One worker said that negligent staffers allowed the white tigers to enter the enclosure of the Bengal Tigers while opening the gates for safari vehicles.