7-year-old Sumerian tiger attacked and injured a female zoo in a zoo in Kansas on Saturday morning. The attack was reported at about 9:30 am at the Topic Zoo and the victim was taken to a local hospital where she is in a stable condition, officials said.
The director of the zoo, Brendan Vili, said that the primary keeper of the zoo is in a stable condition. The tiger, named Sanji, trained a coach in his open residence. She suffered ruptures and punctures on the back of her head, neck and back. Wiley said there was no "no consideration" for euthanasia of the tiger.
"The male Sumatran tiger, Sanzh, just reacted like tigers do," said Vinli. others have witnessed this. Moli Headfield, a representative of the city of Topeka, told CBS News that the zoo closed for 45 minutes, but reopened.
The tiger was placed in a containment area, and tigers would not be shown throughout the day, said Headfield. The director of the zoo, Brendan Wiley, said there was no "no consideration" for the euthanasia of the tiger. The incident is under investigation.
According to the Facebook page at the zoo, the tiger was transferred to Topeka from the Akron Zoo in 2017. Us at the Topaz Zoo this evening as a recommendation for the survival of the species AZA …
Posted by Topeka Zoo on Tuesday, August 8, 2017