A man allegedly called the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society on Monday afternoon and threatened the tiger who mauled a zookeeper last week, according to an incident report released Wednesday by West Palm Beach police.
The man called the zoo asking whether the Malayan tiger responsible for Stacey Konwiser’s death had been euthanized. The receptionist told the man she wasn’t comfortable speaking about the matter, police say.
“You better watch your zoo. We will handle it ourselves,” the man responded, according to the report.
The man then hung up.
The zoo filed the incident report with police Monday.
Zoo officials have repeatedly declined to name the tiger responsible for the attack. On Tuesday, zoo officials said they feared someone would harm the tiger after they said they received death threats.
The zoo is home to four Malayan tigers — three males and one female.
Information available to The Palm Beach Post Tuesday suggests that the killer is a 13-year-old stud breeder with a reputation for aggressiveness named Hati.
Also Wednesday, the medical examiner said that Konwiser died from a neck injury.