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Memphis Zookeeper OK After Tiger Bites Him in Leg

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A spokesman for the Memphis Zoo says zookeeper is in stable condition after being bitten in the leg by a Bengal tiger. The 3-year-old tiger bit the man in the lower calf on Sunday morning. The attack came before visitors were in the park in a secure area.

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Cher C (1430)
Sunday May 24, 2009, 7:32 pm

Thnx Melinda!


. (0)
Sunday May 24, 2009, 7:34 pm
Even the most kitty-tame Bengal Tiger has an inner ferocious nature, that can switch at any moment.

A zookeeper's job is a most dangerous adventure, and when one of them lives through an attack, it is always by a miracle!!!

Thanks Melinda & Noted!

mary f (202)
Monday May 25, 2009, 12:00 pm
thanks melinda

Simone D (1462)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 3:27 pm
Thank you Melinda.

Ann M (3)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 5:26 pm
I certainly hope the investigation does not conclude that the tiger should be put down. That would be a horrible trajedy!. This is simply yet another story that proves that wild animals are, at heart, wild and that humans make the mistake of keeping them cooped up. I sincerely hope this tiger is not given the death penalty.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 27, 2009, 10:14 am
Ann, I don't think that this tiger will be put down, from all indications. Thank you for sharing, Melinda!
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