Saturday, April 16, 2016

Tiger Whisperer Stacey Konwiser gets mauled to death by Tiger at Palm Beach Zoo

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You can take the Tiger out the Wild, but you can’t take the wild out the Tiger.
Fox News reports a veteran Florida zookeeper known as "the tiger whisperer" died Friday after she was mauled by one of the big cats in her care.

Stacey Konwiser, 38, was pronounced dead at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, where she had been rushed after the incident at around 1:45 p.m. local time. 

Palm Beach Zoo spokesman Naki Carter told WSVN that the 13-year-old male Malayan tiger was not being exhibited when he attacked Konwiser and the public was never in danger. However, the zoo was placed on lockdown and about 25 guests were told to barricade themselves in the gift shop as a precaustion.


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