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Kansas zookeeper attacked by tiger is out of intensive care

11 months 6 days 10 hours ago Monday, April 22 2019 Apr 22, 2019 April 22, 2019 7:11 AM April 22, 2019 in News - AP National

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Officials say a Kansas zookeeper who was attacked by a Sumatran tiger is out of intensive care.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that city officials announced Monday that the Topeka Zoo employee's condition has improved. Her name hasn't been released.

The 7-year-old male tiger, named Sanjiv, attacked the woman Saturday morning in his outdoor habitat as several visitors watched. The tiger was lured away so the injured zookeeper could receive emergency aid.

Zoo director Brendan Wiley has said the zoo is conducting an investigation and will determine what protocol changes might be needed after talking to the injured worker. She has worked at the zoo since 2002 and has several years of experience with tigers.

The zoo has no plans to euthanize Sanjiv, who was back on display Sunday.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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