Swiss zookeeper dies after tiger attack inside enclosure

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The tiger male Sayan in the restricted area at the Zoo Zurich after the accident in the tiger enclosure where a female keeper was attacked and fatally injured by a female tiger, in Zurich, Switzerland, Saturday, July 4, 2020. Two adult Amur tigers live in the tiger enclosure: the five-year-old female Irina and the four-and-a-half-year-old male Sayan. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

BERLIN (AP) — The zoo in Switzerland’s biggest city says a 55-year-old keeper was killed by one of the park’s Siberian tigers. Zoo Zurich said an internal alarm indicating the keeper had been attacked in the tiger enclosure on Saturday afternoon prompted staff members to rush to her aid. The other keepers were able to lure the Siberian tiger, named Irina, away from their colleague and out of the enclosure. First responders tried to revive the woman but she died at the scene. The zoo said an investigation has been launched into the “tragic incident,” including why the keeper was in the enclosure at the same time as the tiger.