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Tiger Attacks, Kills Veteran Keeper at Palm Beach Zoo

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Friday, 15 Apr 2016 05:07 PM

Officials say a veteran keeper has been killed by a tiger at a South Florida zoo.

Palm Beach Zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter says 38-year-old Stacey Konwiser was killed Friday afternoon by a 13-year-old male tiger.

West Palm Beach police spokeswoman Lori Colombino says Konwiser was attacked in the Malayan tiger's enclosure. Colombino says the tiger was tranquilized.

Media reports say guests were herded into the gift shop for a short time. Police said the tiger is in a contained area and guests were not at risk. The zoo said it will remain closed Friday.

Zoo officials say Konwiser's husband was also a zoo keeper there. They declined to comment on whether there had been other incidents with the tiger.

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials said they planned to investigate.

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Officials say a veteran keeper has been killed by a tiger at a South Florida zoo.Palm Beach Zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter says 38-year-old Stacey Konwiser was killed Friday afternoon by a 13-year-old male tiger.
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