The state of topeka zoo guardian attacked by the tiger improves


The director of Topeka Zoo said that a zoo keeper attacked by a Sumatran tiger was still in intensive care, but his healing prognosis is good.

The zookeeper was attacked Saturday while she was in the open-air habitat of Sanjiv Tiger, a 7-year-old male tiger.

Zoo director Brendan Wiley said the zookeeper was talking Saturday night, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal. Wiley said she was in intensive care Sunday but that she could soon be transferred out of the unit.

The woman has been working at the zoo since 2002 and has many years of experience with tigers.

Wiley said the zoo was conducting an investigation and would determine the necessary protocol changes after talking to the injured employee.

The zoo does not have the intention of euthanizing Sanjiv, who was back on Sunday.

Information provided by: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal,

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