In palm beach the Malayan tiger attacked the caretaker of the zoo. 38-year-old woman was taken to hospital where he died. Officials decided not to kill the animal during the attack and calmed him with medication.
The attack occurred April 15. Rescuers took 10 minutes to pull 38-year-old Stacy Conviser from the clutches of the tiger. The woman entered the cage to feed the tigers at this time they are meant to be in a cage.
At 1:55 PM two workers for maintenance I heard a scream, said the General Director of the zoo Andrew Aiken during a briefing for the media. "They rushed for help," said the Director. By 2:03 p.m. an animal was shot with a tranquilizer gun . Aiken said that the tranquilizer starts to work within 3 minutes.
He justified the use of tranquilizer instead of using firearms by the fact that the animal was close to the body Conviser and rescuers were afraid that the bullets it touches. Officials said that Conviser had to know that the tiger is in a cage, as there hung a warning sign. The caretakers are forbidden to enter the premises, if there is a tiger. According to Aiken, it remains a mystery why an experienced employee entered the cage, where the predator, without notifying anyone in advance.
At the zoo palm beach there are 4 Malay tiger. They are kept there for breeding to save the animals from extinction. In the world there are only about 250 individuals. But it's not used a tranquilizer instead of bullets, said Aiken.
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