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Zookeeper Recovering After Attack by Tiger

IN BRIEF/ SACRAMENTO

March 25, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

A Sacramento Zoo employee was recovering Monday after he was attacked by a 325-pound tiger, zoo officials said.

Zookeeper Chad Summers, 30, was attacked Sunday as he prepared food for a Sumatran tiger named Castro.

Zoo Director Mary Healy said a volunteer, Hannah Gorski, 23, grabbed a shovel and hit the tiger on the head. The distracted tiger backed into a separate holding den, allowing Gorski to secure the door, Healy said.

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