EXCLUSIVE: Stealing bananas from elephants, raiding rubbish bins and even gutting a GIANT TORTOISE to eat: How Australia's most wanted murderer survived for months in a ZOO while evading police
He stole bananas from elephants, slept in the roof cavity of a manager's hut and used coin-fed barbecues to cook himself meals.
When his food supply was cut off he tore the head off a Galapagos tortoise and ate its insides.
But just how the former abattoir worker survived among the zoo's 1,000-odd animals during those weeks in late 2005 has remained largely unknown.
An intruder had been stealing feed, particularly bananas, from the elephant house. Uneaten and out-of-date food, including chicken rolls, was being taken from a dumpster behind the zoo's restaurant.
The man told Carole: 'Oh I'm David, Roger's mate from Sydney - I'm staying with him for a few days.'