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Tiger mauls zoo employee in front of horrified visitors while she fed it food

By Tanya Clark 1:21 PM November 8, 2017
Nadezhda Srivastava in tiger enclosure

Visitors at a zoo were shocked to see a tiger mauling a helpless employee who was feeding the animal, according to police in Russia.

Police launched an investigation after the zookeeper, 44-year-old Nadezhda Srivastava, suffered serious injuries as a result of the tiger’s attack.

The incident unfolded at the Kaliningrad Zoo.

Srivastava went into the Siberian tiger’s enclosure and attempted to feed the 16-year-old animal named Typhoon.

However, the tiger attacked her.

The tiger pushed the woman to the ground and stomped on her.

Typhoon then scratched Srivastava’s face.

Luckily, visitors managed to distract the tiger by shouting and throwing objects at the animal.

Visitors threw whatever objects were near them, including a table and chairs.

This gave Srivastava just enough time to escape.

She was rushed to a hospital, where she is being treated for numerous injuries including bone fractures.

Her condition was stable and she is expected to recover.

Zoo officials blamed the attack on Srivastava, saying that she had no reason to be in the enclosure with the tiger.

The tiger was allowed to stay in the zoo despite nearly killing the zookeeper.