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Zurich zoo keeper fatally injured by tiger


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(Geneva) A zookeeper at the Zurich zoo was attacked and fatally injured by a tiger on Saturday, the zoo's management said in a statement.

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Around 10 h 16 (7 a.m. 17, ET), “the service Zoo emergency team was informed that a sitter was attacked by a Siberian tiger “in the feline enclosure.

A team of guards immediately went to the enclosure and managed to lure the animal out.

Injured, the guardian of 48 years could not be resuscitated and “died instantly,” the statement said.

An investigation must establish how the incident occurred and “determine why the guard was in the enclosure at the same time as the animal”.

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