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Boyfriend questions tiger death

The partner of a woman mauled to death by a tiger has spoken of his annoyance at not knowing why she died.

Sarah McClay, 24, died when she was mauled by a Sumatran tiger at South Lakes Wild Animal Park, in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria.

An investigation is continuing into how the keeper died on May 24.

Boyfriend David Shaw told BBC Breakfast: "Not knowing everything that's gone on has been quite annoying.

"But it has been really useful to have a superb group of close friends and the wider friend group, both our own, the family, Sarah's wider friends and people who weren't directly in our lives who have shown us support and donated towards the JustGiving (page) we have put for the Red Squirrel Survival Trust and just generally been there for us when we needed them."

Mr Shaw said that although Miss McClay was enjoying her job at the park, she wanted to move into British wildlife conservation and had a special interest in red squirrels.

Her brother, Stephen McClay, said she had been an animal lover from an early age, keeping praying mantises and ferrets.

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