| GEO World|
| Tiger kills owner in Canada|
| Updated at: 1043 PST, Tuesday, January 12, 2010|
OTTAWA: A 650-pound Siberian tiger attacked and killed its 66-year-old owner in its pen in Canada's Ontario province, Canadian media report.
The Toronto Star says Norman Buwalda was killed after he went into the pen to feed the tiger on Sunday afternoon.
Elgin County constable Tony Carlson says a family member found Buwalda and managed to lock the tiger into a separate part of the cage, the media report.
Police say Buwalda was not wearing any protective clothing at the time. There were no witnesses to provide any help in determining what, if anything, provoked the tiger.
The media reported that a Siberian tiger attacked a 10-year-old boy on Buwalda's property in 2004 after the animal was led out of its cage on a leash so that the child could take its picture.
The boy suffered severe neck and head injuries, but survived, CP reports.
CP reports that Buwalda, who was the chairman of the Canadian Exotic Animal Owner's Association, never faced charges, because he was legally entitled to own the animals.