A 55-yr-faded keeper at Zurich’s zoo used to be killed by undoubtedly one of many park’s Siberian tigers, officers within the Swiss city said Saturday
Timorous guests raised the fright after seeing the tiger assault the female keeper within the big cat enclosure quickly after 1 p.m. (1100 GMT) Saturday, prompting workers participants to lunge to her help.
They had been able to trap the Siberian tiger, named Irina, far from their colleague and out of the enclosure whereas first responders tried to revive the injured keeper.
“Sadly all serve came too leisurely. The girl died at the scene,” Zurich police spokeswoman Judith Hoedl said.
Hoedl said an investigation has been launched into the incident, collectively with why the keeper used to be within the enclosure at the the same time as the tiger.
The Siberian tiger, named Irina, used to be born in 2015 at a zoo within the Danish city of Odense and transferred to Zurich a yr ago, in accordance to Zoo Zurich director Severin Dressen. The tiger behaved in general, he said.
“Our elephantine sympathy is with the family of the victim,” Dressen said, collectively with that the keeper had been a protracted-time length member of the zoo workers.
Friends and colleagues who witnessed the assault had been receiving psychological counseling, he said.
The zoo, which handiest recently reopened following a coronavirus-connected shutdown, will remain closed Sunday.