TOPEKA, Kan. — Metropolis officers say a tiger mauled a zookeeper on the Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas.

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The Topeka Capital-Journal stories the incident occurred round 9:30 a.m. Saturday, when a Sumatran tiger named Sanjiv tackled the employee in an enclosed out of doors house.

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Topeka Zoo director Brendan Wiley says the zookeeper suffered lacerations and puncture wounds to her head, neck and again. Wiley says she was awake and alert when she was taken by ambulance to a hospital and was in steady situation Saturday afternoon. The zookeeper’s identify has not been launched.

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The zoo was open on the time of the assault and was witnessed by some folks. It reopened about 45 minutes after the assault.

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Officers are investigating what led as much as the assault.

Sanjiv got here to the Topeka Zoo in August 2017 from a zoo in Akron, Ohio.

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