Zoo's Jaguar Mauls Worker Cleaning Den

Incident date: 
Tue, 01/20/2009
Date reported: 
Tue, 01/20/2009
Date Published: 
Tue, 01/20/2009 (All day)
City: 
01/20/2009
State: 
Maryland
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Zoo's Jaguar Mauls Worker Cleaning Den
Headline: 
Zoo's Jaguar Mauls Worker Cleaning Den
Summary: 

As a 32-year-old zoo keeper cleaned the den of a 200-pound jaguar, the jaguar attacked her. The jaguar slipped through a steel gate from a holding area into the den where the zoo keeper was working. After hearing the zookeepers screams, colleagues fended of the jaguar by spraying it with a fire extinguisher. The woman suffered injuries to her face and torso.

Publication: 
The Washington Post
Author: 
Sandhya Somashekhar