Zoo worker hospitalized after tiger attack

The keeper was attacked by a Sumatran tiger at a zoo in Topeka, Kansas.
2:17 | 04/21/19

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Announcing a terrifying moment that a zoo in Kansas and experience to zoo keeper attacked I had tiger in front and visitors. ABC Zachary pieces into peca with the latest good morning Zachary. Good morning Eva this visit was waking up here to peak there is. Elephant is looking at us just over here there's a hippo boat ten feet in front of me here but the real focus this morning. Is this tigress pit truly a miracle a 275. Pound tiger pounced on a zoo keeper yesterday. Both are okay that's the good news but the big question is. What went wrong. This morning a zoo keeper is in stable condition after the tiger she was caring for attacked. Officials say it's NG an endangered Sumatran tiger was in an outdoor area when he pounced on the woman a small group a zoo visitors watched in shock. Don't include. By the fact that I think they'll next to the. Frank she looked at Beulah. Experts say is something went wrong. Adding that to close proximity between the animal and caregiver runs against standard operating procedures the zoo has been adamant they have no plans to kill the animal. Countries. This morning did exactly what they Tiger Woods. When. Something comes into its territory. Earlier this year in North Carolina M lion attacked and killed 22 year old Alex black in intern at an animal conservation center. Those those who were sandals EO unit or one. Lapse of judgment one slip of not being sure etiquette and tragic. That tiger is one of the most endangered animals on the planet he's also been a fixture around the zoo here and he's the father of four new cub now as far as the zoo keeper goes we're being told that she is in stable condition. Then that is good to hear Zachary -- thank you so much for your reporting this morning.

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