A tiger has killed a zookeeper at Hamerton Zoo Park, located at Steeple Gidding, north of London.
The female zookeeper died after the tiger entered the enclosure with her.
The zoo wrote in a Facebook post that the zookeeper’s death was what appeared to “have been a freak accident” and that a full investigation is underway with details to be announced as soon as they are able to.
The zoo also ensured everyone that the public’s safety was not at risk, “At no point during the incident did any animals escape their enclosures, and at no point was public safety affected in any way.”
The identity of the zookeeper has not been released as well as any information about the tiger.
Hamerton Zoo Park will be closed on Tuesday, May 30.