One other Siberian tiger, Sayan, within the animals’ enclosure, Zurich Zoo after the zookeeper’s loss of life. Credit score: EPA
A Siberian tiger has mauled a feminine keeper to loss of life at Zurich Zoo in entrance of shocked guests.
Workers members rushed to the 55-year-old’s support and tried to resuscitate the zookeeper however “sadly all assist got here too late,” Zurich police spokeswoman Judith Hoedl stated.
Horrified sightseers raised the alarm after feminine tiger Irina attacked the zookeeper inside the large cat enclosure shortly after 1pm native time on Saturday.
In an announcement, a zoo spokesperson stated “the zoo’s inner emergency centre acquired a message that an animal keeper within the tiger facility had been attacked by a Siberian tiger.
“A bunch of zookeepers instantly moved to the enclosure.
“They succeeded in luring Irina away from the animal keeper, out of the power and into the secure.
“Regardless of rapid resuscitation measures, the 55-year-old girl was sadly too late to assist and died on the spot.”
They added: “How the tragic incident occurred and why the animal keeper was within the enclosure similtaneously the tiger is now being examined by the general public prosecutor, the police, and forensics.”
Zoo director Severin Dressen later instructed reporters: “Our full sympathy is with the relations of the sufferer.”
He stated that the keeper had been a long-term member of the zoo employees.
“It is a younger animal that to date has behaved solely naturally as a tiger does,” Dressen added.
Irina was born in 2015 at a zoo within the Danish metropolis of Odense and transferred to Zurich a 12 months in the past, in accordance with Dressen.
She had changed a feminine who died from problems after a struggle with one other tiger within the enclosure, Sayan.
Guests and colleagues who witnessed the assault have been receiving psychological counselling, he added.
The zoo, which solely lately reopened following a coronavirus shutdown, will stay closed on Sunday.
Supply: The Solar UK