BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The author known as “Tiger Mom” has been put to sleep after mauling her daughter’s MCAT tutor, according to police.
Amy Chua, whose controversial 2011 book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” advocates strict parenting, had been living in a private cage at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo.
According to reports, Chua became enraged at Christopher Klein, the private tutor who failed to improve her daughter’s score on the MCAT — the medical school admissions exam.
Chua lunged at the 29-year-old Yale medical student, locking her sharpened teeth on his throat. Zookeepers rushed in to help but were unable to remove Chua from Klein’s body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
In accordance with Connecticut law, Chua was put to sleep. Proceeds from her recent book “The Triple Package,” co-written with her husband, will not go to her two daughters because it would make them lazy — and probably prevent them from becoming successful tiger mothers themselves.