the Incident occurred at nine o'clock on Saturday morning, local time. The attendant at the Topoeka zoo in the state of Kansas should have gone into the tiger enclosure when the animal suddenly approached her. It took over ten minutes before colleagues were able to attract away the tiger from the woman with food, writes Reuters.
It wasn't supposed to sumatratigern would be in the corral at the same time as the carer, but for some reason, it had taken in there. Several visitors witnessed the event.
injuries on the head, back and neck, but her condition was stable on Saturday. She was taken to the hospital after the incident.
The sevenyear-old hantigern, named Sanjiv, had recently had four kittens. Sanjiv will not be penalized because he ”acted natuligt”. He was, however, secluded from the other tigers on Saturday.
– Sanjiv did exactly what a tiger usually do when someone takes his / her area. We have absolutely no thoughts of killing him, says Brendan Wiley, the manager at the Topeka zoo, told Reuters.
The wild population of Sumatratigrar is threatened. Less than 400 live tigers live on the indonesian island of Sumatra, as the species gets its name from.