30 May 2017
Zoo keeper, Rosa King, has been killed by a tiger at Hamerton Zoo, Cambridgeshire.
Earlier reports suggested that a tiger had escaped its enclosure, with many people stating they had been evacuated from the site due to a 'serious incident'
It has now been confirmed that Rosa has sadly died under circumstances that are currently unclear.
Our thoughts are with the staff member's family and colleagues.
The tragic news is hauntingly reminiscent of the death of a keeper at South Lakes Safari Zoo four years ago,and further highlights the dangers involved when keeping wild animals in captivity.