Tigers attack wildlife sanctuary owner at donor event

Two Bengal tigers wounded Patty Perry, the founder of the Wildlife Environmental Conservation, during a special event. She sustained lacerations and puncture wounds.
1:49 | 12/09/19

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Well now to a frightening attack, a wildlife conservationalist recovering after two tigers pounced on her during a donor event. Kaylee Hartung is in moorpark, California, with more on that story. Reporter: Patty Perry went into the tiger cage just like she does nearly every day. But then to some witnesses' horror that daily playful routine with these while and powerful animals put Perry in serious danger. Medic 444, battalion 20 respond to annal bite. Reporter: A terrifying ordeal. Two bengal tigers wounding Patty Perry ring a special event for They began to play with her and the bengal took both of his paws and wrapped around her legs and fell down, another one jumped on her and began to pull on her before they got her out. Reporter: She sustained lacerations and puncture wounds and has years of experience with the large cats and goes inside their cages daily. She said it was obvious they were playing with her because they do love her. She raised them from babies. Reporter: The sanctuary houses 50 animals including cheetah, leopards and zebras, many featured on the website. This video shows one of those tigers named Harry playing. But experts say that no matter how familiar one is with these large predators there's always a safety risk. This was not the tiger's fault. The tiger did not mean to do anything badly. They look at her as almost like another tiger. Reporter: Perry's injuries are not life-threatening. This morning she continues to recover in a local hospital and we're told she plans to return here to her beloved tigers as soon as she's able. Guys. Hoping to make a full Thanks. Another big shopping day.

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