Male tiger kills keeper at Hamilton Zoo

Baku, September 20, AZERTAC

A zookeeper has been killed by a tiger at Hamilton Zoo in New Zealand this morning, according to Sydney Morning Herald.

Emergency Services were called to the zoo just after 11am to treat a woman reported to have been critically injured after being attacked by a tiger.

Senior Sergeant Juliet Burgess, from the Waikato District Command Centre, said "sadly the staff member who was attacked by the tiger has died at the scene".

"This is a tragic incident," she said.

"It is too early to determine exactly what's happened."

Hamilton Police were working with Hamilton Zoo staff and Worksafe NZ to investigate.

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