Hamerton Zoo has been evacuated and the police and air ambulance were called to attend a “serious incident”. In the title to the article I have stated that a tiger escaped but I am speculating because at the time of this article it has not been verified…but see updates….
Update about four hours later: report that a worker there has been ‘killed in a freak
accident’. No more news as yet.
Update about 7 hours later: A female zoo-keeper has died in a “freak accident” after a tiger entered an enclosure.
Apparently, all hell broke loose. Visitors scrambled for the exit but they weren’t sure what was going on. The Metro.co.uk website reports that there was an unconfirmed report suggesting that a tiger had escaped. However the zoo has denied this and the incident was no longer ongoing the police said. But is the zoo covering up a tiger escape? Are they playing down the incident?
Kevin Fernandez (I presume a visitor to the zoo) writing on Facebook said that the just been at the zoo and that one of the tigers had escaped. He said that he had never run as fast in his life. The zoo has been closed. He said that “someone got bitten”.
Apparently the staff at the zoo shouted at everybody to get out and to leave the zoo. A boy was missing. The ambulances turned up. Mr Fernandez said that “not quite sure what happened one of the tigers got out tho”.
As mentioned, reports of a tiger escaping has not been confirmed but it seems that the incident was short lived and is no longer ongoing. The police were called out at 11:15 AM to reports of a serious incident at the zoo.