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Tiger attacks Oklahoma zoo employee
OKLAHOMA -- A zoo employee is recovering after her arm was ripped off by a tiger at an Oklahoma zoo yesterday. According to the owner of GW Interactive Zoological Park, the woman stuck her hand inside the tiger's cage when the sleeve of her jacket got caught and that's when a 450-pound tiger attacked her severely injuring her arm.
The owner of the zoo says he trains employees to never reach inside the fence. But he believes the woman's clothing might have tempted the animal.
According to investigators, the tiger has not been removed. Criminal charges have not been filed and an investigation is underway.
As for the victim, her arm was salvaged by a team of doctors.... but she's going to need several surgeries and rehabilitation.