Tiger kills potential mate on first date

London (CNN)An endangered Sumatran tiger was mauled to death at London Zoo on Friday, just moments after it was introduced to a potential mate for the first time. “Asim was moved to ZSL London Zoo as part of the European-wide conservative breeding program, and it was hoped that the two tigers would be able to breed in the future.” The two tigers were initially kept in separate, adjoining enclosures, where keepers allowed the two animals to “smell and react to each other.” The zoo acknowledged that while introductions of big cats are always considered “high risk,” experts had observed “positive signs” and deemed it to be the “right time” to introduce the pair. The keepers reported that the introduction of …