Tiger badaults zookeeper in entrance of horrified onlookers
Published: 07 November 2017
Image credit score: Vkontakte/east2west information
A Russian zookeeper has been significantly injured after being mauled by a Siberian tiger whereas working within the animal’s enclosure.
The girl was transferred to a hospital in Kaliningrad, about 50km north of the Polish border, and her accidents are mentioned to be non-life threatening.
Horrified onlookers mentioned the animal pinned the lady down and commenced clawing and biting at her whereas she screamed and tried to struggle off the badault.
In an announcement, Kaliningrad Zoo mentioned the unidentified zookeeper was saved by quick-thinking zoo guests who yelled and threw stones and different objects, together with a desk and benches from a close-by cafe, into the enclosure, with a purpose to distract the tiger and permit the lady to flee.
The zoo’s spokesperson Ekaterina Mikhailova mentioned the 16-year-old tiger had by no means attacked or proven aggression to a zookeeper earlier than and was now safely enclosed once more, after being sedated as a result of stress. Zoo representatives mentioned there can be no additional motion taken towards the animal.
Typhoon, a 16-year-old Siberian tiger badaults a zookeeper at Kaliningrad Zoo. Photo credit score: Vkontatke/east2west information
Ms Mikhailova mentioned investigations into the incident will proceed, nevertheless preliminary inquiries counsel the zookeeper violated security guidelines which allowed the tiger to stroll again into its enclosure whereas she was nonetheless inside.
No different zoo employees have been current through the incident.
Amur tigers are categorised as an endangered species and hunted by poachers in Russia’s far-east.
This isn’t the primary time Kaliningrad Zoo has been within the information. In 2015 a reef shark died from cardiac arrest on the zoo, after affected by a nervous breakdown brought on by guests repeatedly banging on the aquarium partitions.