RDB/ullstein bild via Getty Images. Staff rushed to her aid and eventually managed to draw the tiger … Follow USA TODAY's Ryan Miller on Twitter @RyanW_Miller, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. A female Siberian tiger attacked and killed a 55-year-old zookeeper at Zurich's zoo on Saturday, the authorities said. In her reaction, she only followed her natural instincts," zoo officials said in a statement. ZURICH - A female Siberian tiger attacked and killed a 55-year-old zookeeper at Zurich's zoo on Saturday, the authorities said. The director of Zurich zoo, Severin Dressen, said the zookeeper had been a member of staff there for some time, the AP news agency reported. Visitors watch as Siberian tiger kills zookeeper in Switzerland Witnesses to attack are receiving psychological counselling The tiger male Sayan in the restricted area at the Zoo Zurich after the incident in the tiger enclosure where a female keeper was attacked and killed. The tiger enclosure holds two Siberian tigers, a five-year-old female named Irinia and a four-year-old male called Sayan, according to the zoo’s website. Rescue crews were unable to save the woman, who died on the spot. A Siberian tiger has killed a female zookeeper at a Swiss zoo in front of visitors and other employees. A Woman 55 years of age who is one of the Zurich’s zoo keeper has been killed by one of the Zoo’s Siberian tigers. A female Siberian tiger attacked and killed a 55-year-old zookeeper at Zurich's zoo on Saturday, the authorities said. Siberian tiger in the Zurich zoo. A female Siberian tiger attacked and killed a 55-year-old zookeeper at Zurich’s zoo on Saturday, the authorities said. An investigation is under way to determine why the zookeeper was in the cage at the same time as the tiger. the visitors, when the incident happened were horrified and they alerted the other securities around.. Visitors raised the alarm at about 13:20 (11:20 GMT) on Saturday. But the 55-year-old keeper nonetheless "died on the spot," the statement said. The zoo recently reopened after coronavirus-related shutdowns. An emergency team was alerted in the early afternoon and quickly managed to draw the tiger away from the cage where the attack took place, it added. Hancock to speak as London tier 3 move expected, London likely to go to tier 3 amid rising rates, Tentative progress made as EU hints at concessions, Seeing my family at Christmas 'not worth the risk', Contact tracer: 'People threaten us and block our calls', The 'unsanitised' stories behind pioneering feminists, The surprise Christmas show for an audience of one, Fighting the 'stigma' of dementia in Asian families. Horrified visitors raised alarm with the zoo staff when the 55-year-old keeper was attacked by a tiger within the big cats facility just after 1pm on Saturday. Siberian tiger kills zookeeper in Zurich A female tiger attacked and killed a 55-year-old zookeeper at Zurich's zoo on Saturday, authorities said. An emergency team was alerted in the early afternoon and quickly managed to draw the tiger away from the cage where the attack took place, it added. An emergency team was alerted in the … The tiger, named Irina, was born at a zoo in Denmark in 2015 and transferred to Zurich last year. A Siberian tiger has attacked and killed a female zookeeper in Switzerland in front of visitors and zoo employees. This content was published on July 4, 2020 - 17:49 July 4, 2020 - 17:49 Zurich Zoo staff rushed to the 55-year-old's aid and tried to resuscitate her but "sadly all help came too late,” police spokeswoman Judith Hoedl said. A zoo keeper in Switzerland died after she was attacked by a Siberian tiger as visitors looked on in horror Saturday. A park visitor reported the attack and zoo staff lured the five-year-old tiger named Irina away from the victim and into a stall, police and the zoo said. Animal attacks at zoos and sanctuaries are relatively rare, but this is not the first reported attack at Zurich zoo. The 55-year-old woman was attacked in a Siberian tiger enclosure at a zoo in the Swiss city. Witnesses will reportedly receive counseling. The zookeeper on Saturday was attacked at around 1 pm,(1100 GMT) in front of the visitors to the zoo. The attack occurred inside Zurich… The tiger was still alive, he said, adding that it was unclear why the tiger and the zookeeper were in the enclosure at the same time. A female tiger has attacked and killed a 55-year-old zookeeper at Zurich’s zoo, authorities say. In December 2019, a crocodile at the zoo bit the hand of a keeper during a routine cleaning operation in the animal's enclosure. A park visitor reported the attack and zoo staff lured the five-year-old tiger named Irina away from the victim and into a stall, police and the zoo said. The next video is starting stop. A 55-year old zoo keeper has been killed by a tiger at Zoo Zurich. A zoo keeper in Switzerland died after she was attacked by a Siberian tiger as visitors looked on in horror Saturday. According to National Geographic, Siberian tigers are the world's largest cats, growing more than 10 feet long and weighing more than 600 pounds. A 55-year-old keeper at Zurich's zoo was killed by one of the park's Siberian tigers, officials in the Swiss city said. A Siberian tiger attacked and killed a Zurich zookeeper on Saturday, the management said in a statement. A Siberian tiger attacked and killed a Zurich zookeeper on Saturday, the management said in a statement. Rescue crews were unable to save the woman, who died on the spot. Skip navigation Sign in. A Siberian tiger in a cage at a zoo in Zurich, Switzerland, attacked and killed a 55-year-old zookeeper in front of horrified visitors and other zoo employees on Saturday. Staff rushed to her aid and eventually managed to draw the tiger out of the cage, but the 55-year-old keeper died at the scene, Zurich zoo said, reports BBC. FILE: A Siberian tiger is seen in its enclosure at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria on May 31, 2020. Visitors raised the alarm at about 13:20 (11:20 GMT) […] But the 55-year-old keeper nonetheless "died on the spot," the statement said. ZURICH (Reuters) – A female Siberian tiger attacked and killed a 55-year-old zoo keeper at the Zurich zoo on Saturday, authorities said.Rescue teams were unable to save the woman, who died instantly. "Our full sympathy is with the relatives of the victim," Mr Dressen added. It comes after the two sides agreed on Sunday there had been enough progress for talks to continue. A Siberian tiger has attacked and killed a female zookeeper in Switzerland in front of visitors and zoo employees. Rescue crews were unable to save the woman, who died on the spot. An investigation has begun "to determine why the zookeeper was in the cage at the same time as the animal," it said. ZURICH (Reuters) - A female Siberian tiger attacked and killed a 55-year-old zookeeper at Zurich’s zoo on Saturday, the authorities said. The attack occurred inside Zurich's zoo Saturday afternoon, zoo officials said. "Sadly all help came too late," a spokeswoman for Zurich police, Judith Hoedl, said. Zoo Zurich said horrified visitors witnessed the attack on Saturday afternoon in which a 55-year-old zookeeper was killed by the tiger. Shortly before 1:20 p.m., the zoo’s internal emergency service was informed that a guard had been attacked by a Siberian tiger in the tiger … A Siberian tiger killed a Swiss zookeeper inside an enclosure on Saturday as horrified visitors watched, officials said. Staff rushed to her aid and eventually managed to draw the tiger out of the cage, but the 55-year-old keeper died at the scene, Zurich zoo said. Members of staff at Zurich Zoo reportedly rushed to … The tiger, named Irina, was born at a zoo in Denmark in 2015 and transferred to Zurich last year. A female Siberian tiger attacked and killed a 55-year-old zookeeper at Zurich’s zoo on Saturday, the authorities said. © 2020 BBC. Zoo Zurich said horrified visitors witnessed the attack on Saturday afternoon in which a 55-year-old zookeeper was killed by the tiger. Poland tigers: Zoo rescues animals stuck at border, Fighting the 'stigma' of dementia in Asian families. The attack occurred inside Zurich… An emergency team was alerted in the early afternoon and quickly managed to draw the tiger away from the cage where the attack took place, it added. A Siberian tiger has killed a female zookeeper at a Swiss zoo in front of visitors and other employees. Horrified sightseers raised the alarm after female tiger Irina attacked the zookeeper inside the big cat enclosure shortly after 1pm local time on Saturday. A Siberian tiger at an enclosure (record photograph) A Siberian tiger has attacked and killed a feminine zookeeper in Switzerland in entrance of tourists and zoo workers. Staff rushed to her aid and eventually managed to draw the tiger out of the cage, but the 55-year-old keeper died at the scene, Zurich zoo said. Rescue crews were unable to save the woman, who died on the spot. Rescue crews were unable to save the woman, who died on the spot. .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Poland tigers: Zoo rescues animals stuck at border, Zebra shot dead after causing accident on German autobahn, Rosa King tiger death: Hamerton Zoo visitor found her body, Dartmoor Zoo's lion and tiger tugs-of-war criticised. A female zookeeper has been fatally injured and killed in Zurich zoo after being attacked by a Siberian tiger. Group of workers rushed to her assist and in the end controlled to attract the tiger out of the cage, however the 55-year-old keeper died on the scene, Zurich zoo stated. The Siberian tiger, named Irina, was taken to another enclosure after the attack, but the zoo said in a statement there would be "no consequences for the animal.". Staff rushed to her aid and eventually managed to draw the tiger out of the cage, but the 55-year-old keeper died at the scene, Zurich zoo said, reports BBC. A Siberian tiger attacked and killed a Zurich zookeeper on Saturday, the management said in a statement. Rescue crews were unable to save the woman, who died on the spot. The 55-year-old woman was attacked by the tiger on Saturday afternoon (4 July) at Zoo Zurich, in Switzerland's largest city. Zurich Zoo staff rushed to the 55-year-old's aid and tried to resuscitate her but "sadly all help came too late,” police spokeswoman Judith Hoedl said. Tiger kills Zurich zookeeper in front of visitors and staff. NIGERIANS ENRAGED AS ... An investigation has begun "to determine why the zookeeper was in the cage at the same time as the animal," it said. Visitors raised the alarm at … Tiger kills Zurich zookeeper in front of visitors and staff. A Siberian tiger has attacked and killed a female zookeeper in Switzerland in front of visitors and zoo employees. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. Zurich zoo said it would remain closed on Sunday following the incident. ZURICH, July 4 (Reuters) - A female tiger attacked and killed a 55-year-old zookeeper at Zurich’s zoo on Saturday, authorities said. An investigation was underway to determine how and why the keeper was in the same enclosure as the tiger. The animals are endangered. A female Siberian tiger attacked and killed a 55-year-old zookeeper at Zurich's zoo on Saturday, the authorities said. Zoo goers who witnessed the attack alerted staff, and other zoo keepers rushed in to lure the big cat away from the zoo keeper. Tiger kills Zurich zookeeper 07/04 ... video. The tiger "is a wild animal. A Siberian tiger attacked and killed a Zurich zookeeper on Saturday, the management said in a statement. A Siberian tiger has attacked and killed a female zookeeper in Switzerland in front of visitors and zoo employees. The tragic incident is under investigation. 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Tiger kills Zurich zookeeper. A Siberian tiger attacked and killed a Zurich zookeeper on Saturday, the management said in a statement. A 55-year old zoo keeper has been killed by a tiger at Zoo Zurich. share. A SIBERIAN tiger "grabbed a female keeper by the neck" and killed her in front of shocked visitors, including a child, say eyewitnesses. Read about our approach to external linking. In December 2019, a male Philippine crocodile grabbed a zookeeper's arm during a routine enclosure cleaning operation. 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