Florida zoo worker dies after being attacked by tiger: local media

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Posted: Apr 15, 2016 4:44 PM

(Reuters) - A Florida zoo worker died on Friday after being attacked by a Malayan tiger during a routine procedure at Palm Beach Zoo, the Sun Sentinel newspaper reported, citing a zoo spokeswoman.

The incident happened in an area where the animals sleep and eat that is out of the public's view, the newspaper reported, citing zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter.

The tiger was quickly subdued and officials treated the injured woman who was then transported to St. Mary's Medical Center, the newspaper reported. She died from her injuries, Carter said, according to the newspaper.

(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Diane Craft and Chris Reese)