A siberian tiger is on Saturday attacked and killed a zoo keeper in the zoo in the swiss city of Zurich.
The 55-year-old woman died on the spot in spite of redningsmandskabs attempt to save her.
It informs authorities in Switzerland.
The five-year-old tigress, Irina, came to the zoo in Zurich from Odense Zoo a year ago.
Irina replaced another tigress, who had died after having been in a fight with the garden hantiger, Sayan four years.
the Circumstances surrounding the accident on Saturday remains unclear. It is still uncertain as to why the zookeeper and the tiger stayed in the tigeranlægget at the same time.
- It is a young animal, which so far have been completely natural for a tiger, says Severin dressen is, there is zoodirektør in Zurich.
the Tiger Irina has not been killed following the tragic incident.
It was a guest in the zoo, who sounded the alarm about tigerangrebet. Dyrepassere managed to get lured the tiger away from the 55-year-old victim into a cubicle. But the woman was declared dead at the scene.
Eyewitnesses and employees are offered counselling.
Zurich zoo re-opened a month ago, after the garden has been closed due to coronaudbruddet.
It is only about half a year ago, to the zoological garden in Zürich experienced a second episode, where one of the animals attacked a zookeeper.
It came to pass in december, where a crocodile slammed its jaws together on a dyrepassers hand, as he was in time to make clean in krokodillens enclosure.
the Crocodile ended up being shot and killed, as it would not get rid dyrepasserens hand, writes the news agency dpa.