Tiger mauls zookeeper in shock pics in Kaliningrad, Russia

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Tiger attackEAST 2 WEST NEWS/WILL STEWART


HORROR: The big cat sprung on the zookeeper after she brought food in

The Siberian big cat sprung on the woman as she brought food into its enclosure.

Disturbing pictures show the zookeeper screaming on the ground as the tiger mauls her and appears to go in for the kill.

Heroic eyewitnesses jumped to the rescue and threw stones and shouted to distract the big cat.

One said: “The girl’s face was bleeding. She screamed and tried to fight off the animal.”


Tiger attackEAST 2 WEST NEWS/WILL STEWART


HEROIC: Eyewitnesses threw anything to hand in a bid to distract the beast

The woman was then able to escape and ran to a secure part of the compound in Kaliningrad, Russia.

She was rushed to hospital with multiple wounds and is now in a critical but stable condition.

The tiger – called Typhoon – was meant to be in a secure part of the compound when she brought the food.

Staff later arrived and shot a sedative into the beast, which has never attacked anyone before.


The tiger in questionEAST 2 WEST NEWS/WILL STEWART


OUT OF CHARACTER: Typhoon turns 16 this year and had never attacked anyone before


“The girl’s face was bleeding. She screamed and tried to fight off the animal”


Eyewitness


A local health ministry spokesman said: “The patient was delivered to the hospital with multiple wounds to the body and limbs.

“She is conscious, her condition is assessed as stable but critical. There is no threat to her life.”

A zoo spokesman added: “The animal entered the enclosure when the keeper was there. The tiger attacked the human.

“Visitors with their shouting, stones and other improvisation managed to distract the animal.

“This allowed the zoo employee to hide in a back room.”

Typhoon turns 16 today and had not shown any previous aggression to zoo staff.

But today a source branded her “bad-tempered” and “aggressive”.



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