&#thirty-nine;Tiger Whisperer' Mauled To Death At FL Zoo

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 2:37 AM

A 38-year-old employee known for how well she handled huge cats is savaged by a male Malayan tiger interior its habitat.

&#thirty-nine;Tiger Whisperer' Mauled To Death At FL Zoo

A tiger has fatally mauled a woman keeper interior an enclosure at Palm Shore Zoo in Florida.

Stacey Konwiser, thirty-eight, suffered a "severe bite" wound while interior the large cat'south habitat on Friday afternoon, declare zoo officials.

She was performing basic tasks with the male Malayan tiger at the time, said zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter.

"This is the first death at the hands of an animal in the history of the Palm Shore Zoo," she told the Palm Beach Post.

The tiger wasn't on exhibit at the time of the attack and guests were never in danger, Ms Carter added.

Ms Konwiser was taken to St Mary'south Medical Center, where she died.

W Palm Shore police said the Malayan tiger, a critically endangered species, was tranquillized.

Ms Carter said Ms Konwiser was known as "the tiger whisperer" because of how well she handled the attraction'south four Malayan tigers.

It's not known which large cat carried out the attack, but the victim earlier this year uploaded a photo of a tiger to Facebook.

Ms Konwiser, who was married to another keeper at the zoo, commented on the picture: "The newest man in my life."

The zoo will stay closed until further notice.

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