A female zoo keeper has been killed by a tiger at Hamerton Zoo Park in Cambridgeshire.
Police are reporting that the woman was killed in a freak accident while she was maintaining the tiger’s cage.
Here is a tweet from the zoo which shows the possible culprit:
Yesterday we celebrated Cicip’s 8th birthday with a box full of treats! Happy birthday Cicip! pic.twitter.com/ca1FrM2moH
— Hamerton Zoo Park (@HamertonZoo) May 4, 2017
According to The Independent
“Sadly the female zookeeper died at the scene, At no time did the animal escape from the enclosure. The incident is not believed to be suspicious.”
The Zoo reported:
“We can confirm that no animals have escaped and members of the public are safe.”
Correction: We can not confirm the status of the tiger after the incident.