Archive for Sunday, February 25, 2007

Zookeeper dies from jaguar mauling

February 25, 2007


— A zookeeper died Saturday after a 140-pound jaguar mauled her in the doorway of its exhibit, and the big cat was fatally shot when it approached emergency workers treating the injured woman, the zoo said.

The zookeeper, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to a Denver hospital, where she died, police spokesman Sonny Jackson said.

The park closed after the shooting.

It planned to reopen today, but the feline building was to remain closed, officials said.

Zoo officials did not know how the mauling occurred or what led to the attack, spokeswoman Amy Sarno said.


geekin_topekan 11 years ago

Complacency,simple as that. She over-estimated her place in the scheme of things and lost. Never forget that they are predators and they are wild animals that can never be tamed.

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