Tiger Involved in Okla. Mauling put in Quarantine

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WYNNEWOOD, Okla. - The owner of a central Oklahoma animal park says a tiger that mauled the arm of a worker has been moved from his enclosure and placed in quarantine.

Joe Schreibvogel, owner of Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park in Wynnewood, said Sunday the 400-pound tiger was placed in a different area of the park reserved for aggressive animals. Schreibvogel says the tiger will remain in quarantine for 10 days while a veterinarian examines whether the animal is rabid. He says he does not plan to euthanize the tiger.

The female worker's arm was injured on Saturday when she stuck her hand into the big cat's enclosure. Schreibvogel says she underwent surgery to save her arm and more surgery is planned Monday.

Meanwhile, an animal rights group is calling for an investigation.

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