Transcript for Sanjiv the tiger attacks zookeeper
Next tonight, new developments and new video after that tiger attack at the Topeka zoo. The veteran zookeeper surviving, phew now torts want to know why she was in that same space as that deadly animal in the first place. Here's ABC's Zachary kiesch in Kansas. Reporter: Tonight, sanjiv the sumatran tiger is back in his habitat after nearly killing a zookeeper. We have staff getting attacked by a tiger. Reporter: You can see the zookeeper here in this webcam video just before the incident. The attack was spotted by visitors who alerted staff. Advised staff is still in the enclosure, the tiger is still next to them, still attacking. Reporter: Using food, they lured the 275-pound tiger away from his caretaker. Our staff response saved the keeper's life, saved the tiger's life. Reporter: The victim, a veteran employee with 17 years at the zoo, suffered lacerations and puncture wounds to her upper body. Is there any reason that a person should be in the same space as one of these animals? There's no reason for a staff person in the animal to share the same space in our tiger program. Reporter: David, the zookeeper is now in stable condition. Tonight, her family is asking for privacy. David? Zachary, thank you.
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