Zoo investigates animal handling after tiger attacks worker
|Toronto Star 23 Apr 2019 at 08:38|
TOPEKA, Kan. - Officials are investigating animal handling protocols after a Sumatran tiger attacked and seriously injured a Kansas zookeeper as she was cleaning the animal’s enclosure.
Topeka Zoo director Brendan Wiley says problems with the enclosure aren’t to blame for Saturday’s attack of 40-year-old Kristyn Hayden-Ortega. He says she continues to improve at a hospital after she was moved Sunday out of intensive care.
REMOVES DETAIL THAT ATTACK TOOK PLACE INDOORS, AS ATTACK ACTUALLY TOOK PLACE OUTSIDE -This November 2018 file photo shows Sanjiv, a Sumatran tiger at the Topeka Zoo in Topeka, Kansas. City officials say Sanjiv attacked a zookeeper early Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the zoo. (The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File / Chris Neal)