Female worker's arm ripped off by tiger at Oklahoma animal park after she put her hand in the cage
- The worker violated protocol by sticking her hand inside the cage
- Her jacket was caught in the cage wire and she got stuck
- She is in stable condition after surgery
- The zoo owner says the tiger will not be put down
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 15:59 EST, 5 October 2013 | UPDATED: 16:07 EST, 5 October 2013
A female employee at an Oklahoma zoo has lost her arm after being attacked by a tiger.
The attack occurred at the G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood early on Saturday morning.
According to the Garvin County Sheriff's Office, the woman was mauled by an adult tiger and has been air-lifted to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
Attack: An employee at the G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, was injured when she was attacked by a tiger at the park Saturday morning
Closed for a time: The zoo was expecting lots of visitors this weekend because of the cooler temperatures
She is said to be in stable condition. Authorities have not identified the employee at this time.
Its believed the accident happened after the female worker placed her hand inside a male adult tiger cage.
She was wearing a large goose down jacket which became bunched up inside the cage wire.
It meant the tiger was able to grab her hand and pull her left arm through a 4-inch square hole.
The owner of the park said the employee violated safety protocol by placing her arm inside the tiger cage.
Not the tigers fault: The owner of the park said the employee violated safety protocol by placing her arm inside the tiger cage. He said the tiger will not be put down
The park have placed a statement on their Facebook page:
‘The tiger will not be put down and our thoughts and prayers are with the member of our staff that was injured.
During the entire event she was awake and saying it was her fault and plans to return to work.
Her family has not been notified so her name will not be released.’
The park has now reopened.
Stable condition: A female employee was mauled by an adult tiger and has been air-lifted to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City
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