Zookeeper suffers ‘lacerations and punctures’ in tiger attack at Kansas zoo

TOPEKA, Kans. — A zookeeper is recovering in the hospital after she was attacked Saturday morning by a tiger at the Topeka, Kansas, zoo.

The woman and a 7-year-old male Sumatran tiger named Sanjiv were both in the tiger habitat shortly after the zoo opened when the tiger “essentially tackled our keeper,” Zoo Director Brendan Wiley said at an afternoon press conference.

The zookeeper suffered “lacerations and punctures to the back of the head, neck, back and one arm,” Wiley told...

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