Zoo tiger bites off woman’s arm in the former Yugoslavia

The Associated Press
Published: March 13, 2007

PODGORICA, Montenegro: A Siberian tiger at a private zoo in Montenegro bit off an arm of a woman who tried to feed the animal.

Slavka Sekulovic, 58, had put her arm into the cage with two Siberian tigers when one of them grabbed it and bit it off, said doctor Zoran Srzentic who admitted the woman at a nearby hospital.

Srzentic said that Sekulovic’s life is not in danger, though she remained in shock after losing a lot of blood.

“The tiger just wouldn’t let it go,” he added.

The tigers were brought into Montenegro last year from Bosnia. The authorities initially had detained three people on suspicion of smuggling the animals — which are considered endangered species — but no formal charges were raised.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/ 2007/03/13/europe/EU-GEN-Montenegro -Siberian-Tiger.php

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