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At a zoo, a dicey attempt at tiger matchmaking went awry.

The ZSL London Zoo said Friday that a new male Sumatran tiger, Asim, killed the facility’s “beloved” female, Melati. Zookeepers allowed the two wary predators to physically interact for the first time, hoping they would eventually mate as part of a greater European breeding program.

But after Asim approached Melati, matters “quickly escalated into a more aggressive interaction,” the zoo said.

Any tiger introduction is “high risk,” the zoo noted, so the deadly result, while not ideal, was a realistic possibility. During the escalation, the tigers did not respond to zookeeper attempts to defuse the situation with piercing sounds, flares, and alarms.

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