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Zookeeper Was in the Tiger Habitat. So Was the Tiger

She's in stable condition after being attacked by 7-year-old male

(Newser) - A zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo is in stable condition after finding herself on the wrong end of a tiger attack early Saturday. The unnamed woman and a 7-year-old male Sumatran tiger named Sanjiv inadvertently ended up in the outdoor tiger habitat at the same time, and zoo director Brendan... More »

Mom Killed Trying to Rescue Daughter From Tiger Attack

They apparently thought they'd left the park, got out of car

(Newser) - Siberian tigers killed a woman and seriously injured her daughter Saturday after the pair left their vehicle in a drive-thru wildlife park in China. Surveillance video from Badaling Wildlife World, located near a section of the Great Wall of China in Beijing, shows the younger woman exit the car's... More »

Tiger Kills Spanish Zookeeper

Woman may have left a gate open

(Newser) - A 37-year-old female zookeeper at a so-called "immersion zoo" in Spain was killed by a tiger, reports the AFP . The attack wasn't witnessed, but her body was discovered about 5pm Saturday at Terra Natura animal park. "The tiger was still in the cage with the 37-year-old keeper,... More »

Tiger Kills Zoo's 'Tiger Whisperer'

Beloved staff member mauled at Palm Beach Zoo

(Newser) - The chief tiger keeper at the Palm Beach Zoo was killed on Friday by one of the animals she loved. Stacey Konwiser, 38, was attacked in a tiger enclosure as she prepared to give a "Tiger Talk" to visitors, CNN reports. Cops had to tranquilize the 13-year-old male Malayan... More »

White Tiger Mauls Zoo Visitor to Death

The man somehow ended up in tiger's enclosure

(Newser) - What is certain is that a young man was mauled to death today by a white tiger at the New Delhi zoo. What is less certain is how he ended up in the enclosure. The Times of India and BBC use words like "tumbled" and "slipped": A witness... More »

Tiger Mauls Young Woman in Indiana

Caretaker, 21, was cleaning pen at rescue center

(Newser) - A 21-year-old woman is in critical condition after being mauled by a tiger at a sanctuary near Indianapolis, reports the Indy Star . Marrisa Dub was cleaning a pen when the 18-year-old male tiger got back in through an improperly secured door in a holding area. By the time co-workers arrived,... More »

Bronx Zoo Jumper Survives Tiger Mauling

Victim, apparently suicidal, leaped into den from monorail

(Newser) - Bronx Zoo officials say they won't euthanize a tiger that mauled an apparently suicidal visitor yesterday. The 25-year-old victim survived, though the Daily News says he might lose one of his legs. He horrified fellow riders on the zoo's monorail when he jumped off the ride and into... More »

Tigers Kill Intruder at Danish Zoo

Police don't know why 21-year-old broke into zoo at night

(Newser) - A 20-year-old man in Copenhagen was killed by tigers yesterday after he broke into a zoo in the early morning hours, then crossed a fence and moat into the big cats' enclosure, reports the Daily Mail . The young man, who was of Afghan descent, was about to finish high school... More »

Tiger Kills Lion in Zoo

Big cat dispatched with single swipe of paw

(Newser) - Who's the king of the jungle? An old question about inter-species conflict has, unfortunately, been answered. A tiger killed a lion at a zoo in Turkey after finding a gap in the fence that separated them, the BBC reports. Zoo officials say the tiger killed the lion by severing its... More »

Tiger Fought Off With Soup Ladle

Malaysian man's wife saves him with kitchen implement

(Newser) - A Malaysian man survived a tiger attack after his wife bashed the animal with a wooden soup ladle. The man was hunting squirrels near his home in a jungle settlement in northern Malaysia when the tiger attacked, the BBC reports. The man, who was badly lacerated and is recovering in... More »

SF Asks Tiger Victim to Reimburse City

City aims to recover costs of medical care from any settlement from victim's lawsuit

(Newser) - City officials are seeking more than $75,000 in reimbursements from a man mauled by an escaped tiger at the San Francisco Zoo last year, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The man and his brother are suing the city over the Christmas Day 2007 attack. The motion from the city... More »

Tiger Victims File Claims Against San Francisco

Pair requests compensation in wake of Christmas attack at zoo

(Newser) - Paul and Kulbir Dhaliwal, the brothers attacked by a tiger Christmas Day at the San Francisco Zoo, filed claims yesterday against the city for damages, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. They are requesting an unspecified amount, claiming they suffered physical and emotional trauma in the attack, which took the life... More »

Tiger Attack Probe Suspended

SF police find no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing by victims

(Newser) - The investigation into last month's attack at the San Francisco Zoo has found no conclusive evidence that the victims committed a crime in taunting Tatiana the tiger, and police have suspended the case, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The probe had been focusing on cell phone records and car contents... More »

Tiger Attack Survivor Taunted Animal

Brothers deny throwing things, may face misdemeanor charges

(Newser) - One of the two brothers who survived a tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo told the father of the teen who died that all three had yelled and waved at the animal before the mauling, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The investigation had been inactive, but new police searches... More »

911 Calls Reveal Terror of Tiger Attack

"How long does it take?" victim pleads to dispatcher

(Newser) - Police today released 911 transcripts related to the recent tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo that reveal the terror and frustration of a young man frantic to get help for his injured brother, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "How long does it take?" pleaded Kulbir Dhaliwal. The dispatcher... More »

Emotional Funeral for SF Tiger Victim

Survivor brothers embrace parents of dead teen

(Newser) - Two survivors of a Christmas Day tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo that killed their friend yesterday embraced the distraught parents of the fallen teen at his emotional funeral. "There's a lot of anger inside," said a pal of 17-year-old Carlos Sousa Jr., who was laid to... More »

Lawyer: Tiger Area Couldn't Hold a Tabby

Mauled brothers' rep has claws out for San Francisco Zoo

(Newser) - The lawyer for two brothers mauled in the Christmas Day tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo has gone on the attack, the Chronicle reports. Mark Geragos yesterday slammed the zoo's "character assassination" of the brothers, claiming an employee warned the zoo that the moat around the tiger grotto... More »

SF Tiger Attack Survivors Made Silence Pact

Brothers vowed in ambulance not to talk to police, report says

(Newser) - In the ambulance to the hospital just after a tiger mauled 17-year-old Carlos Sousa Jr. to death, paramedics heard Sousa's two friends make a pact of silence about "what we did," the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The two brothers, accused by one witness of taunting the tiger before... More »

SF Cops Examine Rock, Branch in Tiger Taunt Probe

Witness reports seeing two victims harassing lions

(Newser) - Police are examining a large rock and tree branch found inside a tiger enclosure at  the San Francisco Zoo to determine if they may have been part of an attack or taunting of the animal that leaped out to kill a teenager last month, reports CNN. A witness reported seeing... More »

Tiger Survivors' Lawyer Ready to Pounce

Hotshot attorney Mark Geragos slams 'deficient' SF Zoo

(Newser) - Two brothers who survived an attack from an escaped tiger at San Francisco Zoo have hired hotshot lawyer Mark Geragos, ABC News reports. Geragos, whose high-profile clients have included Michael Jackson and wife-killer Scott Peterson, seems to be getting ready to give the zoo a mauling with a major lawsuit.... More »

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