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Tiger attacks zoo owner

2011-07-18 12:00

Manchester - The owner of a small Iowa zoo has been hospitalised with injuries from a tiger attack.

The Delaware County sheriff's office says 52-year-old Tom Sellner suffered lacerations to his head and torso in the Sunday morning attack at Cricket Hollow Zoo in Manchester.

He was flown to an Iowa City hospital, but his condition wasn't immediately available.

The sheriff's office says Sellner was attacked while feeding an adult tiger.

The tiger was not put down after the attack.

A message left on Sunday with the zoo wasn't immediately returned.

The zoo's website says it has more than 300 birds and animals, including tigers, African lions and other exotic cats.

Comments
  • Comrade Mike - 2011-07-18 12:27

    I said I want my eggs over easy!!!!

      Flee - 2011-07-18 13:54

      And My bacon raw, not crispy...

  • MrMonte - 2011-07-18 12:55

    I think Tiger should just stick to golf...

  • StJohn - 2011-07-18 13:15

    This is what happens when you cage wild animals. Thank goodness the animal was not put down. Wild animals can never be domesticated and only do what comes naturally to them. But, I wish the keeper a speedy recovery!

  • wayne2710 - 2011-07-18 15:04

    Zoos are outdated. We know that animals should remain in the wild. These unnatural habitats are inevitably going to lead to these types of attacks. Let people go on safari if they want to see wild animals.

  • OZNOB - 2011-07-19 00:03

    THE TIGER PROBABLY THOUGHT THE ZOO KEEPER LOOKED TASTIER THAN THE LUNCH IT WAS BEING GIVEN

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