A member of staff has been seriously injured by a tiger at South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Dalton in Furness. The 24-year-old woman was mauled by the animal in its enclosure. She was taken by ambulance to Preston Royal Infirmary.
The tiger has not escaped and the park said there's no risk to the public. It has closed early and all visitors have left the park. Police and Barrow Borough Council are investigating.
The owner of a wild animal park where a woman keeper was mauled to death by a tiger has insisted she died "from her own tragic mistake".
A zoo keeper who was mauled to death by a tiger had "no reason" to be in its enclosure, the animal park's owner said today.