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Woman mauled by tiger in Tbilisi Zoo

by | May 27, 2015
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The victim is in a serious condition, according to doctors. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–Doctors had to amputate one arm on a woman who was attacked by a tiger in Tbilisi Zoo.

The victim, Guliko Chitadze, is a 25 year veteran of the zoo.

The tiger attacked her on Tuesday at about 5pm.

According to the zoo, she was in the caretaker area at the time of the incident, while the tiger was inside the cage.

She was taken to the hospital and according to the doctors she is in a serious condition, and her legs may have to be amputated.

“Unfortunately, the tigers managed to injure the caretaker from inside the cage. The injured woman was taken to the Republican Hospital with bodily and limb injuries,” the zoo said in a statement.

The statement says it is unclear why the animals attacked Mrs Chitadze.

There is one tigress and three tiger cubs in the cage.

Tbilisi Zoo was opened in 1927 and currently holds 300 species of animals, including white tiger, white lion, African wild dogs, elephants and penguins. There are also fishes and reptiles.

A few days ago, a foal and zebra were born, both in a good condition. Apart from the five zebras, the zoo expects one more zebra to be born soon.



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