JAMBI, Indonesia (AP) - An investigation is under way after authorities determined that an endangered Sumatran tiger and two African lions found dead at an Indonesian zoo died from poison.
The male tiger and the lions - a male and a female - were found dead Aug. 17 at Taman Rimbo Zoo in Jambi province on Sumatra island. The animals were around 3 years old.
Nurazman, an official with the local Conservation and Natural Resources Agency, said Wednesday that autopsies showed they died from poison.
Nurazman, who uses a single name, said they were believed to have eaten meat tainted with a chemical used to kill rabies-infected dogs.
He said a 2-year-old female tiger also consumed the meat but survived.
Zoo officials have questioned six people, and police have also launched an investigation.