New Zealand zookeeper killed by tiger

September 20, 2015 6:25 AM

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand zookeeper was killed Sunday by a Sumatran tiger on a weekend morning when the zoo was open to visitors.

Police said they were called to the Hamilton Zoo at 11 a.m. after reports a female zookeeper had been attacked by one of the zoo's five tigers. Police said the woman died at the scene, and zoo asked all visitors to leave and close its doors until Thursday.

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