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Hamerton Zoo: Female zookeeper killed by tiger

A female zookeeper at Hamerton Zoo Park in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, has been killed after a tiger entered the enclosure she was in. 

Visitors were evacuated from the zoo shortly before midday on Monday.

Police were called to the attraction at 11.15am to reports of a serious incident, while a Magpas air ambulance was on the scene 20 minutes later.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary said on Facebook: "Officers attended a serious incident at Hamerton Zoo Park, Steeple Girding, at around 11.15am today.

"A tiger had entered an enclosure with a keeper. Sadly the female zookeeper died at the scene.

"At no time did the animal escape from the enclosure.

"The incident is not believed to be suspicious."

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