PRAGUE (AP) — A rare white tiger attacked three employees in a Czech zoo Thursday after escaping from its enclosure, officials said.
Lenka Markovicova, spokeswoman for the rescuers in the northern city of Liberec, says one man has been hospitalized with head injuries. She says he is not in life-threatening condition. Two women suffered minor injuries and were also taken to the local hospital for treatment.
Zoo spokesman Ivan Langr said the tiger named Paris has been tranquilized and poses no further danger. He said the zoo's employees were shocked and that it was not immediately clear who is to blame for the escape.
The Liberec Zoo is the only one in the Czech Republic that has white tigers.
White tigers are the result of both parents having a recessive gene for white coloration. They are rare in the wild because they stand out in the jungle, hindering their efforts to catch prey.
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