Tiger at Palm Beach Zoo nips, hospitalizes worker during feeding
By South Florida Sun-Sentinel and staff report
Originally published 07:15 a.m., February 11, 2008
Updated 08:16 a.m., February 11, 2008
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. ? A Palm Beach Zoo worker on Sunday was taken
to the hospital after a Malayan tiger bit the employee’s hand during
a feeding, according to reports obtained by WPTV NewsChannel 5.
The incident happened about 5 p.m. Sunday after the zoo closed. Two
employees were attempting to feed the tiger in a “night house” that
is not visible to zoo visitors when the big cat bit, or “nipped,” one
of the fingers of one employee’s hand, according to NewsChannel 5.
Two workers were feeding the tiger processed beef when the incident
A zoo spokesperson told the news station the injured employee was
driven a local hospital for treatment by another zoo employee.
The injured employee has worked there for eight months. Information
about how long the tiger has been at the zoo was not available.
No further information was released
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