Tiger bites volunteer at Carole Baskin’s animal sanctuary

Candy Couser, a volunteer at Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue, in Tampa, Florida, was attempting to feed one of the tigers when it nearly tore off her arm.
2:59 | 12/04/20

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Transcript for Tiger bites volunteer at Carole Baskin’s animal sanctuary
We begin with the terrify ago tack at the animal sanctuary made famous by "Tiger king." A tiger nearly ripping the arm off a volunteer. Victor Oquendo has more. Good morning, Victor. Reporter: Good morning. Carole Baskin heard the scream, ran over and saw the tiger eventually let go but that volunteer nearly lost her arm. Now an investigation is under What really set as part big cat rescues from a zoo is that we are fixing the problem, they creating the problem. Reporter: This morning the big cat animal res sanctuary made famous by the "Tiger king" documentary reeling from a dangerous encounter. Tell me exactly Mahomes what happened. One of our key folks got bitten by one of our cats. Reporter: One of the volunteers candy Cowser was attempting to feed one of the big cats named kimba when he viciously latched on to causer nearly terroring off her arm. Can the animal contained? Yes. Any serious bleeding? Yes. Reporter: While a nurse worked to stop the bleeding someone else used a belt as a tourniquet. They reported that candy can move her fingers and her arm is broken in three places adding that her shoulder is badly damaged. Baskin releasing audio addressing volunteers following the incident. I heard her yelling, so I ran over and she said, she's got my arm and I saw him with her arm in his mouth. And when I ran over, he let go and she fell to the ground. Reporter: Big cat rescue saying the volunteer broke protocol saying it's not allowed to stick any part of your body in a cage. Unsafe image of big cats could lead to attacks like this one. These are wildcats that have the potential to kill a human being in an instant. Reporter: Baskin who appeared on last ason's "Dancing with the stars". What's new Reporter: Gained recognition after the release of Netflix's "Tiger king" docu-series earlier. It chronicles the tale of Oklahoma private zoo owner Joe exotic and his vendetta of Carole Baskin. She fed her husband to the tigers. Reporter: He alleged she fed her ex-husband to tigers, a claim she denied. Authorizes have not identified suspects in his disappearance whose body has not been found. Is it makes for wonderful sales of newspa I'm sure. For them to speculate that I fed him to the tigers which is crazy. Reporter: This attack happened on the same day that the house passed a bill banning big ca ownership but does allow existing facilities to keep theirs. Baskin has been a supporter of this bill. As for the volunteer she says she doesn't want anything to happen to the cat that attacked her now placed in quarantine for the next 30 days. Okay, Victor, thanks very

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