A Russian zookeeper is recovering in hospital after a tiger mauled her in entrance of shocked guests.
The zoo, in Russia’s Kaliningrad enclave on the Baltic, instructed the BBC that security guidelines had been damaged. The zookeeper and the Amur tiger mustn’t have been within the enclosure collectively.
Visitors shouted and threw stones, chairs and small tables to frighten the tiger, and the zookeeper then fled.
Zoo spokesperson Ekaterina Mikhailova stated police have been investigating.
She declined to explain the zookeeper’s accidents, however stated: “Her condition is stable and her life is not in danger.”
“The tiger – Typhoon – is still in his enclosure, and we’re leaving him alone,” she stated.
The zoo suspects that the zookeeper herself broke the security guidelines whereas tidying up within the enclosure.
According to Russia’s Komsomolskaya Pravda day by day, the lady is skilled and has labored on the zoo for 20 years.
Typhoon is 16 years previous and has not beforehand acted aggressively in the direction of zoo workers, a zoo badertion stated.
Amur tigers are uncommon and endangered within the wild, hunted by poachers and confined to dwindling habitats in Russia’s far east.