Workers members rushed to the 55-year-old’s help and tried to resuscitate the zookeeper however “sadly all assist got here too late,” Zurich police spokeswoman Judith Hoedl stated.
Horrified sightseers raised the alarm after Irina attacked the zookeeper inside the large cat enclosure shortly after 1pm native time on Saturday.
In a press release, a zoo spokesperson stated “the zoo’s inside emergency centre obtained a message that an animal keeper within the tiger facility had been attacked by a Siberian tiger.
“Regardless of instant resuscitation measures, the 55-year-old girl was sadly too late to assist and died on the spot.”
They added: “How the tragic incident occurred and why the animal keeper was within the enclosure similtaneously the tiger is now being examined by the general public prosecutor, the police, and forensics.”
Irina was born in 2015 at a zoo within the Danish metropolis of Odense and transferred to Zurich a yr in the past, in response to Dressen.