Tiger that killed zookeeper in U.K. has not been put down, police say

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LONDON—British police say a tiger that killed a female zookeeper has not been put down.

Few details have been released about the encounter at Hamerton Zoo Park that claimed the life of 34-year-old zookeeper Rosa King. An investigation is underway and the zoo, 130 kilometres north of London, has been closed.

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Cambridgeshire Police said Tuesday that the tiger is unharmed.

The zoo described the clash Monday with the tiger as a “freak accident.” The zoo was evacuated as a precaution but officials said the public was never at risk and the tiger did not escape.

King had worked at the zoo for roughly 14 years.