City officials say a tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, when a Sumatran tiger named Sanjiv attacked the worker in a secured, indoor space.
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Topeka Zoo director Brendan Wiley says the zookeeper was awake and alert when she was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Wiley said he did not know the extent of her injuries. The zookeeper’s name has not been released.
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City spokeswoman Molly Hadfield says the zoo was open at the time of the attack and was witnessed by some people.
The zoo reopened about 45 minutes after the attack.
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Sanjiv came to the Topeka Zoo in August 2017 from a zoo in Akron, Ohio.
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