Tiger critically injures Texas zookeeper

Saturday , July 14, 2007

SAN ANTONIO — A tiger at the San Antonio Zoo attacked a keeper Saturday, critically injuring the man, the zoo said.

The zookeeper was attacked about 2:30 p.m. in a nonpublic area by the tiger, said zoo spokeswoman Dawn Campos. The man was expected to recover, she said.

The zookeeper, who specializes in large cats, was flown to a hospital and was in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said. The keeper was in his 20s, Campos said.

The male Sumatran tiger was 4 or 5 years old, Campos said.

Campos said she did not know the extent of the zookeeper’s injuries but said: “He was very, very fortunate. He’s going to be fine.”

The zoo was closed after the attack and was expected to reopen Sunday, Campos said.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/ 2007/07/14/AR2007071401329.html

How much did you like this?

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

WVa Sanctuary

WVa Sanctuary provides safe home for mountain lions and bobcat By Rick Steelhammer Staff ...

India WHITE TIGER RAJAN DIES AT CITY ZOO

WHITE TIGER RAJAN DIES AT CITY ZOO   Mysore, June 20 (BRS)- Rajan, the ...

Do you monitor your pet’s litter box or back yard deposits?

Do you monitor your pet’s litter box or back yard deposits? As much ‘fun’ ...