Ukrainian zookeeper tiger

Ukrainian zookeeper mauled to death by tiger during feeding


Another example of a careless zoo.

On Thursday at the Minsk Zoo in Belarus, Ukraine, a tiger fatally attacked one of the zoo’s workers during feeding time. German daily newspaper Kölner Stadt-Anzeige reported that the employee was bitten on his neck by the tiger and “failed to observe the safety regulations and had gone into the cage alone.” Other employees were not around when the attack occurred.

According to the Chernihiv Police Department, the victim of the attack died from his injury before the paramedics arrived on the scene, according to the Ukrainian Independent Information Agency. The employee had been working at the Minsk Zoo since 2009, and he was 47 years old.

This article was published on Newsweek on February 5, 2021.