Tiger attacks Arizona animal sanctuary director

Jonathan Kraft, the director and founder of Keepers of the Wild, was moving the 11-year-old tiger to a safer area during a heavy rainstorm and was attacked by the normally docile animal.
1:09 | 04/25/19

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Back now with a new tiger attack in Arizona. The founderle of an animal sanctuary badly hurt, trying to protect the tiger during a dangerous storm. Here's ABC's Zachary kiesch. Reporter: Tonight, this man, Jonathan Kraft, is recovering after being pulled from the mouth of bowie, an 11-year-old bengal tiger at an animal sanctuary he runs in northwest Kraft, a former Las Vegas illusionist, cheated death, and is taking blame for the attack, saying he was rushing to protect his animals from heavy rain when the tiger pushed a gate open and Kraft posted online -- "I am recovering well and appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers." This is the second attack involving animals in captivity in just days. Sanjiv, a 275-pound sumatran tiger, pounced on Topeka zookeeper, Kristen hayden-or tee ga. The staff was able to lure the tiger away from her using food. Our staff response saved the keeper's life. Saved the tiger's life. Reporter: The zoo saying human error was to blame. Tom, both are expected to make a full recovery. Something experts are calling a miracle. Neither of these tigers will be euthanized. Tom? Zachary, thank you.

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