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Tiger kills zookeeper in Zurich

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

Tiger kills zookeeper in Zurich
A Siberian tiger in Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria, JOE KLAMAR / AFP

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.

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