A Sumatran tiger cools off in her enclosing via a summer time day on a Los Angeles Zoo, Aug. 5, 2017. (Reuters)
A zookeeper who was mauled by a Sumatran tiger on a Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas on Saturday was in solid conditions following surgical procedure, an area journal reported.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that a attack occurred about 9:30 a.m., when the tiger, named Sanjiv, pounded a worker in a secured, indoor house.
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The unclear lady suffered lacerations and puncture wounds to her head, neck and again, Topeka Zoo Director Brendan Wiley sensitive a newspaper.
Wiley a zookeeper was watchful and warning when she was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Metropolis mouthpiece Molly Hadfield mentioned a zoo was open on a time of a attack and a occurrence was witnessed by some folks.
Topeka’s FOX affiliate, KSNT-TV, reported that a whole zoo’s tigers had been lost from their open enclosures for a day.
Wiley mentioned there was “no consideration” that a tiger endangered within a attack could be euthanized, a hire reported.
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The zoo reopened about 45 mins after a assault.
Sanjiv got here to a Topeka Zoo in Aug 2017 from a zoo in Akron, Ohio.
The Related Press contributed to this report.