Tiger Bites Zoo Employee
Posted: 6:13 PM Nov 17, 2008
Last Updated: 7:20 PM Nov 17, 2008
Reporter: Michael Hyland
A 16-year-old girl is recovering at the University of Virginia Medical Center Monday after a tiger bit her. It happened at the Luray Zoo and Reptile Jungle Sunday afternoon.
Maj. Russell Montgomery, Page County Sheriff’s Office, says the victim is an employee of the zoo.
The sheriff’s office got an emergency call just after 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Montgomery says it was a five-year-old Bengal tiger that bit the employee.
The victim was flown to the UVA Medical Center. Montgomery says she had severe injuries on her left hand and arm. It’s unclear what led to the tiger attacking the employee.
Managers at the zoo declined to comment Monday about what’s being done with the tiger, but they did say that the employee is doing well.