BERLIN -- A 55-year-old keeper at Zurich's zoo was killed by one of the park's Siberian tigers, officials in the Swiss city said Saturday. The keeper was injured and had to go undergo surgery while the reptile was shot. Switzerland had no colonies – yet some Swiss worked with colonial powers and profited from their seizure of resources on other continents. A tiger killed an animal keeper on Saturday in his facility at Zurich Zoo. A Swiss zoo keeper was killed on Saturday after being attacked by a Siberian tiger in front of horrified visitors to the Zurich zoo.Spectators sounded the alarm after seeing the tiger, named Irina, attack the 55-year-old goalkeeper, according to the Associated Press. "They succeeded in luring Irina away from the animal keeper, out of the facility and into the stable. As the zoo announced, the … The female keeper died at the zoo after being mauled by a Siberian tiger. The area around the tiger enclosure was cordoned off. ZURICH, July 4 (Reuters) - A female Siberian tiger attacked and killed a 55-year-old zookeeper at Zurich's zoo on Saturday, the authorities said. “Nevertheless, the zoo notes that the tiger is a wild animal. Horrified visitors raised alarm with the zoo staff when the 55-year-old keeper was attacked by a tiger within the big cats facility just after 1pm on Saturday. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. This content was published on Oct 30, 2018 The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. (AAP) "Sadly, all help came too late," Zurich police spokeswoman Judith Hoedl said. In a statement, a zoo spokesperson said "the zoo's internal emergency centre received a message that an animal keeper in the tiger facility had been attacked by a Siberian tiger. The attack occurred inside Zurich's zoo Saturday afternoon, zoo … Blick TV in Switzerland quoted one horrified eyewitness who said that it took about eight to nine minutes for help from the zoo staff to arrive. Basel and Zurich zoos recently launched major new development projects. A Siberian tiger has killed a female zookeeper at a Swiss zoo in front of visitors and other employees. "A group of zookeepers immediately moved to the enclosure. A female Siberian tiger attacked and killed a 55-year-old zookeeper at Zurich's zoo on Saturday, the authorities said. A counselling team was set up for the visitors and zoo employees who witnessed the incident. A SIBERIAN tiger "grabbed a female keeper by the neck" and killed her in front of shocked visitors, including a child, say eyewitnesses. Apparently a small child was among those who saw the shocking fatal attack. In an update today, the zoo said the woman’s death “is extremely tragic and Zurich Zoo is deeply affected. “Our full sympathy goes to the loved ones of the victim,” added Mr. Dressen. A Siberian tiger killed a Swiss zookeeper inside an enclosure on Saturday as horrified visitors watched, officials said. “A person in their facility is an intruder into their territory. A 55-year old zoo keeper has been killed by a tiger at Zoo Zurich. This content was published on Dec 26, 2019 Designing spaces for wild animals is not what most architects have in mind when entering the profession. The tiger, named Irina, was born in a zoo in Denmark in 2015 and transferred to Zurich last year. A Swiss zookeeper was killed Saturday after she was attacked by a Siberian tiger in front of horrified visitors at the Zurich zoo. A zookeeper has died after being attacked by a tiger in front of horrified visitors at the zoo in Zurich, Switzerland. Horrified sightseers raised the alarm after female tiger Irina attacked the zookeeper inside the big cat enclosure shortly after 1pm local time on Saturday. He said that the keeper had been a long-term member of the zoo staff. Irina was born in 2015 at a zoo in the Danish city of Odense and transferred to Zurich a year ago, according to Dressen. Zurich zoo was closed on Sunday after a 55-year-old zookeeper was attacked and killed by one of the park's Siberian tigers.. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Your web browser is outdated. She had replaced a female who died from complications after a fight with another tiger in the enclosure, Sayan. A zoo keeper in Switzerland died after she was attacked by a Siberian tiger as visitors looked on in horror Saturday. “This is a young animal that so far has behaved entirely naturally as a tiger does," Dressen added. The tiger in the restricted area at the Zoo Zurich after fatally attacking a female keeper in Zurich, Switzerland. The zoo confirmed the animal would not be euthanised. Zurich zoo director Severin Dressen said the zoo keeper has been there for some time, AP news agency reported. ZURICH (Reuters) - A female Siberian tiger attacked and killed a 55-year-old zookeeper at Zurich’s zoo on Saturday, the authorities said. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Oct 30, 2018 It is not exactly clear how the tragedy occurred and why the animal keeper was in the enclosure at the same time as the tiger. A 55-year-old keeper at Zurich's zoo was killed by one of the park's Siberian tigers, officials in the Swiss city said Saturday. Rescue crews were unable to save the woman, who died on the spot. The zoo hosts two adult Amur tigers: a five-year-old female called Irina and a four-and-a-half-year-old male called Sayan. A female zookeeper has been fatally injured and killed in Zurich zoo after being attacked by a Siberian tiger. A 55-year old zoo keeper has been killed by a tiger at Zoo Zurich. The animal was eventually lured away by a group of keepers to a holding pen. A zookeeper in Switzerland has died after she was attacked by a Siberian tiger at the Zurich Zoo, as visitors looked on in horror. Mum, 32, 'lured boy, 14, to her home for sex after seeing him play football', A fake Xmas tree & tinsel is 'common' - here's how to get the decor 'right', Naked Attraction contestant dumped by his date after VERY dirty chat-up line, First jabs next week as UK is 1st in world to approve Covid vaccine, Love Island's Jess Hayes devastated as she loses baby at 19 weeks, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. Tom Wood. Share Tweet. Visitors and colleagues who witnessed the attack were receiving psychological counselling, he added. … This content was published on Jul 16, 2014 News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Around 1:20 pm, "the zoo's emergency service was informed that a guard had been attacked by a Siberian tiger" in the enclosure reserved for felines. The endangered Asiatic lion is threatened by a contagious virus in India. For other inquiries, Contact Us. "Despite immediate resuscitation measures, the 55-year-old woman was unfortunately too late to help and died on the spot. View our online Press Pack. ", Zoo director Severin Dressen later told reporters: “Our full sympathy is with the relatives of the victim.". The incident took place before 1.20 pm on Saturday, a member of the Zurich city police's operations centre told the news agency Keystone-SDA. The keeper was attacked by an Amur tigress called Irina. Zoo Zurich has been open since June 6 after the easing of Covid-19  restrictions. A 55-year old zoo keeper has been killed by a tiger at Zoo Zurich. The zoo, which only recently reopened following a coronavirus shutdown, will remain closed on Sunday. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Another Siberian tiger, Sayan, in the animals' enclosure, Zurich Zoo after the zookeeper's death, Zurich Zoo announced the woman's death on Twitter, Police were called to the death - which occurred in front of visitors, The area was closed off afterwards to enable a forensics examination to be carried out, Zurich Zoo remained closed to visitors today after the fatal mauling, Zoo director Severin Dressen with Judith Hoedl, Zurich police media spokeswoman, talks to reporters after the tragedy, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). "The police ran with pepper spray and rubber shot towards one of the animal enclosures," he told Blick. Dec 26, 2019 A Siberian tiger at an enclosure (file photo) A Siberian tiger has attacked and killed a female zookeeper in Switzerland in front of visitors and zoo employees. Dec 31, 2015 Warum die Tierpflegerin gleichzeitig mit dem Tier im Gehege war, ist unklar: Eine 55-Jährige ist im Zoo Zürich von einem Tiger angegriffen worden. Jul 16, 2014 A Swiss zookeeper was brutally mauled to death by a Siberian tiger Saturday afternoon. Despite rapid medical assistance, the 55-year-old woman died. Zookeeper Killed By Siberian Tiger At Zoo Zurich In Switzerland. A SIBERIAN tiger "grabbed a female keeper by the neck" and killed her in front of shocked visitors, including a child, say eyewitnesses. The Zurich Zoo shot and killed a crocodile after it bit the hand of a zookeeper and wouldn’t let go. According to Swiss media reports, several police officers were present at the zoo. In the Zurich Zoo, a 55-year-old animal keeper was fatally injured by a tiger on Saturday. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. This content was published on Dec 31, 2015 A Zurich zoo keeper was attacked and fatally injured by a tiger on Saturday, the zoo's management said in a statement. In her reaction, she only followed her natural instincts.". Zurich Zoo staff rushed to the 55-year-old's aid and tried to resuscitate her but "sadly all help came too late,” police spokeswoman Judith Hoedl said. Why this was in the plant is unclear – just what happens to the animal. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. The keeper was attacked by an Amur tigress called Irina. A keeper mauled to death by a tiger at a zoo was discovered by a visitor in the public viewing area who raised the alarm, an inquest has heard. In December 2019,  a male Philippine crocodile grabbed a zookeeper's arm during a routine enclosure cleaning operation. Last updated 3:46 PM, Sunday July 05 2020 GMT+1. "The tiger had grabbed the woman by the neck," he says. The incident is now being investigated by the Zurich public prosecutor's office, the Zurich city police, the Zurich Forensic Institute and the Institute for Forensic Medicine. Berlin (AP) -- A 55-year-old keeper at Zurich's zoo was killed by one of the park's Siberian tigers, officials in the Swiss city said Saturday The zoo in Switzerland’s biggest city says a 55-year-old keeper was killed on Saturday by one of the park’s Siberian tigers. The animal was eventually lured away by a group of keepers to a holding pen. The incident took place before 1.20 pm on Saturday, a member of the Zurich city police’s operations centre told the news agency Keystone-SDA. A 55-year-old keeper at Zurich's zoo was killed by one of the park's Siberian tigers, officials in the Swiss city said. On Saturday, one of the two tigers at Zoo Zurich attacked a 55-year-old zookeeper who died. Although they claim to be more animal-friendly ... SWI swissinfo.ch - a branch of Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRG SSR. The 55-year-old worker died at the scene, and an investigation is underway. A female Siberian tiger on Saturday attacked and killed a 55-year-old zookeeper at Zoo Zurich, police and zoo officials said. This content was published on July 4, 2020 - 17:49, This content was published on Dec 26, 2019, This content was published on Oct 30, 2018, This content was published on Dec 31, 2015, This content was published on Jul 16, 2014. This is not the first animal attack reported in Zoo Zurich. Please use a modern web browser for a better experience. The 5-year-old animal killed the 55-year-old woman at Zurich Zoo, police and zoo officials said. The female Siberian tiger attacked and killed the 55-year-old female zookeeper at Zurich Zoo just before 1.20pm local time on Saturday in front of horrified visitors. ", They added: "How the tragic incident happened and why the animal keeper was in the enclosure at the same time as the tiger is now being examined by the public prosecutor, the police, and forensics. Another eyewitness said that four police cars and an ambulance dashed to the tiger enclosure, in the middle of the zoo. In a worst-case scenario can captive animals in Europe help?