| New Zealand News | Monday October 1 2012 8:29
A coroner's inquest begins today into the death of a big cat handler.
The man known as Dalu Mncube was killed by a tiger while working at Whangarei's Zion Wildlife Gardens.
Northland coroner Brandt Shortland says the man's real identity will also form part of the five-day inquest.
The Zimbabwe-born animal handler was known by at least three other names and Immigration New Zealand believes it's highly likely he entered the country using a false passport.
Zion Wildlife Gardens was featured in the popular TV series The Lion Man.
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