Female Zoo Worker Dies in Tiger Attack

Female Zoo Worker Dies in Tiger Attack

Police reported about the death of a female zoo keeper who died at an animal park in Cumbria after a tiger attack.

Sarah McClay, 24, was attacked by the big cat and was in her boundary when she was mauled at South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Dalton-in-Furness on Friday afternoon. She was flown by air ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital after the attack. However, she died later.

McClay was from Barrow area. The police of the area have described the incident as tragic. The police force stated that the family of the woman were in a state of shock and distressed and request that they have privacy as they are trying their best to come out of the loss of their girl.

One of the officer said the Police and Barrow Borough Council are continuing to inspect the situations that outcomes in such a terrible incident. Visitors were requested to leave the wildlife park before its usual timings as the park was closed earlier.

The website of the park said it keeps both Amur and Sumatran tigers. These animals can be about three metres long and weigh around 300kg (47 stone). The park owner said the girl had no reason to enter the animal's enclosure.

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