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Tiger eliminates female zookeeper at zoo in England

Monday, May 29, 2017|12:30 p.m.

LONDON– Police said a tiger killed a female zookeeper Monday at a zoo 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of London.

“A tiger had actually gone into an enclosure with a keeper. Sadly the female zookeeper passed away at the scene,” Cambridgeshire Cops stated in a statement.

Authorities said they were called to Hamerton Zoo Park late Monday early morning.

The tiger never left from the enclosure, and police stated foul play was not presumed in the keeper’s death.

Visitors were left when the event began and an air ambulance was summoned to provide emergency help for the victim.

An eyewitness states visitors were gotten rid of calmly and that there was no panic.

Police did not launch details about the tiger.

New Zealand zookeeper fatally attacked by Sumatran tiger

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015|7:23 a.m.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP)– A veteran New Zealand zookeeper was attacked and eliminated by a Sumatran tiger Sunday inside the animal’s enclosure.

Cops said they were phoned call to the Hamilton Zoo at 11 a.m. after reports that 43-year-old Samantha Kudeweh had been assaulted by among the zoo’s 5 tigers. Police said she passed away at the scene.

The zoo asked all visitors to leave and said it was closing its doors till Thursday. Authorities are examining to figure out precisely what took place.

Zoo visitor Adam Rich informed The New Zealand Herald that he saw the tigers Sunday morning and discovered a female zookeeper opening a gate to allow them access to an outdoor enclosure.

He said that about 45 minutes to an hour later, zoo staff approached him and asked him to leave. He stated they were offering everybody a refund.

“They appeared a bit panicky,” Rich said.

Kudeweh was a senior member of the personnel and had actually been a zookeeper for more than Twenty Years, according to police.

A biography on the zoo’s website explained her function as curator, responsible for arranging exactly what animals the zoo obtained and how it looked after them.

“For me the very best feature of my role is the chances to communicate with other species one to one, but there is a drawback which is having to say goodbye to animals,” Kudeweh wrote on the site. “That part never ever gets any simpler.”

The zoo is owned and run by the Hamilton City Council.

Council representative Jeff Neems stated the tiger that assaulted Kudeweh is called Oz and is the zoo’s only adult male tiger.

He stated Oz was currently securely consisted of inside his enclosure. He stated he had no discuss whether the animal was likely to be taken down.

Neems said the public was never ever in threat throughout the incident which all animals had continued to be contained in their enclosures.

“Our focus at this time is on offering the appropriate support for our staff and relative who have been affected by this awful incident,” the council stated in a statement, including that it would not talk about exactly what went wrong up until all examinations had actually been completed.

Neems stated the zoo has 128,000 visitors each year, making it about the 4th most popular zoo in New Zealand. He said that he didn’t understand the number of visitors were at the zoo throughout the event.

The zoo states on its site that it is the home of over 600 native and unique animals set on 25 hectares (62 acres) of premises.

Sumatran tigers are thought about critically endangered, with less than 400 of the tiger subspecies still living in the wild on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Tiger Woods has second back surgery, out till next year


Darron Cummings/ Associated Press

Tiger Woods points in the direction of his drive on the 11th hole during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament Friday in Dublin, Ohio.

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015|6:53 p.m.

With his game ailing, Tiger Woods revealed he underwent a second microdiscectomy surgical treatment on his back.

“This is definitely frustrating, but I’m a competitor,” Woods stated. “I have actually been told I can make a complete recovery, and I have no doubt that I will.”

Woods made the announcement on his site– www.tigerwoods.com– and reported the microsurgical procedure– meant to ease discomfort from a pinched nerve– was performed late Wednesday in Park City, Utah, by neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Rich. Woods took out of 3 occasions he planned to play this year and isn’t expected to return to the tour up until January at the earliest.

Dr. Rich, who carried out the preliminary operation in March 2014, called it “a complete success.” Woods was released Thursday.

The 14-time significant champ hasn’t won one of golf’s 4 biggest events considering that the 2008 U.S. Open. Woods also has won more than 100 occasions around the world, however none given that the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Woods canceled planned appearances in the Frys.com Open at Silverado in California and the Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup in Mexico City next month and his own Hero World Difficulty in the Bahamas in early December.

“I wish to send my regrets to Frys and all those connected with the America’s Golf Cup … I will be attending my foundation-hosted Hero World Difficulty however won’t have the ability to play,” Woods said.

After experiencing remaining pain in his back and hip, Woods chose to have surgical treatment quickly in hopes of returning to the PGA Trip early in 2016, or as quickly as possible. He is scheduled to start rehabbing within a week.

“I value the fans’ issue and support,” he said. “This is regrettable, however these things happen. I have actually been hurt before and played again. It won’t be any various this time.”

In his last competition, Woods had a season-best 10th-place tie late last month in the Wyndham Champion in North Carolina. He played just 11 events this season, missing out on four cuts and withdrawing once, and has dropped to 283rd worldwide ranking.