A senior Chinese cabinet official said that last month’s order to partially lift a 25-year ban on the two animal products had been “postponed after study.”
"We're devastated," says circus statement.
It's the third animal-related death in the park since 2014.
The tiger's fate will be determined "judicially," the park manager said.
The temple has been investigated for suspected links to wildlife trafficking and abuse.
Welfare groups say the "tiger farm" focuses on tourists' pleasure, rather than helping this endangered species.
Conservation experts say Congress needs to legislate the abolition of private ownership of tigers in the U.S.
Video shows an unidentified person broke into the animal shelter where the tiger was housed after its capture.