Tiger kills zookeeper in Zurich

Author thumbnail
The Local - [email protected]
Tiger kills zookeeper in Zurich
A Siberian tiger in Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria, JOE KLAMAR / AFP

A Siberian tiger attacked and killed a Zurich zookeeper on Saturday, the management said in a statement.


An emergency team was alerted in the early afternoon and quickly managed to draw the tiger away from the cage where the attack took place, it added.

But the 55-year-old keeper nonetheless "died on the spot," the statement said.

An investigation has begun "to determine why the zookeeper was in the cage at the same time as the animal," it said.


Join the conversation in our comments section below. Share your own views and experience and if you have a question or suggestion for our journalists then email us at [email protected].
Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

See Also