Duluth zoo aid is OK after first aid; The zookeeper was released from a hospital a day after being bitten by an anesthetized Siberian tiger just out of paw surgery

Incident date: 
Oct 8 2005
Date reported: 
Oct 8 2005
Date Published: 
Oct 8 2005 - 06:00
City: 
Duluth
State: 
Minnesota
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Duluth zoo aid is OK after first aid; The zookeeper was released from a hospital a day after being bitten by an anesthetized Siberian tiger just out of paw surgery
Headline: 
Duluth zoo aid is OK after first aid; The zookeeper was released from a hospital a day after being bitten by an anesthetized Siberian tiger just out of paw surgery
Summary: 

A 12-year-old Siberian tiger underwent a medical operation at Lake Superior Zoo. Zookeepers were returning the unconscious tiger to its enclosure when the tiger suddenly bit down on a zookeeper's forearm. In trying to pry open the tiger's jaw, a second zookeeper suffered minor injuries.

Publication: 
Star-Tribune
Author: 
Larry Oakes