WARRENTON, Mo. (AP) Three tigers have attacked a worker at an exotic animal park in Missouri the second tiger attack in the state in as many days.
Stone County Sheriff Richard Hill says the tigers attacked a 16-year-old worker at Predator World in Branson West on Monday after the worker entered their cage to photograph the tigers. The teen was in critical condition.
The attack comes a day after a tiger attacked a volunteer at the Wesa-A-Geh-Ya animal farm in Warrenton, Mo. Authorities believe an 800-pound tiger jumped a gate and mauled a volunteer. The 26-year-old victim had surgery on his leg and was expected to recover.
The tiger was euthanized after the attack.