The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon. The zookeeper was rushed to the hospital after the attack. The tiger was immediately taken out of the area for examination.
“We are deeply saddened by this incident and our hearts go out to the zookeeper and their family,” Hadfield said in a statement. “We are fully cooperating with local and federal authorities as we work to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. Our primary concern is to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone at the zoo.”
The identity of the zookeeper has not been released. The investigation is ongoing.
Tiger Attack at Topeka Zoo Leaves Zookeeper Fighting For Life
Tragedy struck at the Topeka Zoo this Wednesday when a tiger suddenly attacked one of their zookeepers before being ushered out of the area. According to Molly Hadfield, Director of Media Relations for the City of Topeka, Kansas, the zookeeper was immediately taken to the hospital for treatment. “We are deeply saddened by this incident and our hearts go out to the zookeeper and their family,” Hadfield stated in a statement, “We are fully cooperating with local and federal authorities as we work to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. Our primary concern is to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone at the zoo.”
Investigation of Zookeeper Attack at Topeka Zoo
At the time of writing, the identity of the zookeeper remains unknown. Whether the attack was due to natural animal behavior or something else still remains unclear, and authorities have stated that the investigation is ongoing. With the safety and well-being of all zoo visitors being the primary priority, zoo officials have stated that the tiger will not be permitted back into the zoo until the investigation has been concluded.
Zookeeper Attack at Topeka Zoo Sparks Calls for Greater Safety Measures
The news of the zookeeper being attacked by the tiger at the Topeka Zoo has caused alarm amongst both locals and the animal rights community, calling for greater safety measures when it comes to caring for wild animals in captivity. With the growing concerns over zoo safety and animal welfare, more and more local governments are likely to increase their safety regulations as a result of this incident.
For now, all those involved in this incident remain in our thoughts and prayers, as we await further updates on the zookeeper’s condition.