A tiger viciously attacked a female worker’s hand at Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. The attack took place on Saturday, October 5th. The tiger bit the woman’s hand when she reached into its cage before she could pull back her hand quickly. The woman had to be transported by a helicopter to a hospital for surgery and later to Oklahoma University Medical Center, officials assured.
The owner of the zoo, Joe Schreibvogel, wrote on his Facebook page that the woman was in stable condition, even though her arm was injured really badly and even ready to go back to work when she recovers fully from her injuries.
The tiger jumped at the woman’s hand and sunk its teeth into her left arm when she put it inside the cage and couldn’t pull her arm back quickly because she was wearing a long, goose down jacket which got stuck up inside the cage wire.
The tiger’s life will be spared. It will be placed in quarantine.
Schreibvogel announced that the zoo would be closed while investigations are to be carried out on the incident by the Garvin County Sheriff and officials from the Oklahoma Wildlife Department.
Written by: Jaylan Salah