Family of Tiger Attack Victim Settle With Zoo

Family says they are happy to move on

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009  |  Updated 7:34 AM PDT
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Family of Tiger Attack Victim Settle With Zoo

Carlos Sousa seen in this family picture with his mother.

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The parents of the teenager mauled to death on Christmas Day have reached a settlement with the San Francisco Zoological Society for an undisclosed amount.

Carlos Sousa, 17, and his two friends were attacked by an escaped three-year-old Siberian tiger on in 2007.
Sousa was killed while his two friends, the Dhaliwal brothers from San Jose survived with serious injuries. The brothers have their own lawsuit pending.

As part of the settlement there will be a bench in memory of Sousa at the zoo. The family's lawyer said they are "happy to have it resolved" and to be able to try and move on with their lives.

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