The zookeeper who was killed by a tiger at a UK Zoo has been named as Rosa King. According to reports, the 33-year-old’s colleagues desperately tried to save her by distracting the big cat with chunks of meat, witnesses said.
The zoo’s four tigers in Hamerton Zoo in Cambridgeshire, were looked after by Rosa.
More than 100 visitors were evacuated from as ‘all hell broke loose’ and police and paramedics rushed to the scene. A zoo spokesman last night confirmed a worker had died, saying staff were ‘too distressed’ to talk to the media.