Wildlife park may not be held legally responsible for deadly attack, doesn't put tigers to death
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"The incident happened after a family drove inside the Siberian tigers' enclosure as part of a safari-style tour. The husband of the injured woman claimed that she did not realize that they were inside the enclosure when she got out of the car. Netizens speculate that he may have said this to place blame on the park. When a visitor is hurt in any zoo, the legal liability goes first to the zoo, according to Chang Sha, a lawyer from the King & Capital Law Firm. However, if the zoo can prove that its facilities were not flawed and the staff fulfilled all obligations of warning visitors against dangerous behavior, it is not liable for the damages. "
"The wildlife park did plenty to warn visitors to keep themselves safe, according to the Beijing Morning Post. Visitors who drive private vehicles into enclosures are required to sign an agreement promising to "close and lock car doors and windows, never feed animals, and never get off the car." If a car is damaged or someone is hurt as a result of violating the above, visitors agree in the contract to take all responsibility. Signs around the zoo, including at the tiger enclosure's entrance, also forbid visitors from exiting cars. Patrol cars blare similar warnings. "
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