A zookeeper (who has not been named yet) that worked in Wroclaw Zoo, southwestern Poland for over 20 years has died after being attacked by one of the zoo’s Sumatran tigers.
Police spokeswomen, Kamil Rynkiewicz said: “The rare Sumatran tiger attacked the man Wednesday morning, probably during routine cleaning of the animal’s run. Police were notified by an ambulance crew who were called to the site. Prosecutors are investigating the accident.”
The keeper had spent the last 15 years looking after the tigers in the Wroclaw zoo. The police and ambulance service were called to the scene, but it was too late. The zoo keeper was pronounced dead at the scene.
The zoo has been closed to the public until a full investigation has been carried out.