Topeka zoo temporarily changes safety policy after tiger attack

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Zoo Director Brendan Wiley announced that soon after one of their zookeepers was attacked, they changed the way workers interact with carnivorous animals.

Now when it comes time to move a carnivorous animal, workers are required to have another person with them when moving animals from place to place within the zoo.

Wiley says this is a temporary change until the zoo figures out a more permanent solution to ensure the safety of the staff.

“Immediately after this incident it was obvious we needed to completely reevaluate all of our policy and procedures that occur around us,” said Wiley.

Even though the zookeeper was alone when she was attacked, Wiley says they never want anyone in the same room as a carnivorous animal anyway.

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