KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A veteran zookeeper didnt follow procedures for handling potentially dangerous animals in April when she was attacked at the Topeka Zoo by a tiger, zoo officials said Thursday.
A report detailing the zoos internal investigation says multiple zoo protocols that dictate what should happen before a person enters a space previously occupied by a tiger had prevented attacks at the zoo for decades.
On the morning of April 20, a staff person omitted the crucial step of locking the tiger inside prior to the staff person entering the outdoor habitat, according to the report.
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