Female Zoo Keeper killed in Cambridge Zoo

Female zoo-keeper killed after tiger enters enclosure at Hamerton Zoo Park.

Police were called to Hamerton Zoo Park near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, at 11.15am to reports of a serious incident and an air ambulance was at the scene 20 minutes later.

Visitors to the attraction were evacuated shortly afterwards.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary said on Facebook: “Officers attended a serious incident at Hamerton Zoo Park, Steeple Girding, at around 11.15am today.

“A tiger had entered an enclosure with a keeper. Sadly the female zookeeper died at the scene.

“At no time did the animal escape from the enclosure.