WYNNEWOOD, Okla. — A tiger attacked an employee of GW Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood around 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
According to a press release by the zoo, the employee was attacked after she broke protocol and reached her hand inside the tiger cage. The sleeve of her jacket was caught in the fence and she was unable to remove her arm before she was attacked.
She was transported to OU Medical after being mediflighted to Pauls Valley Hospital and is listed in stable condition.
UPDATE: According to GW’s Facebook page, OU Medical was able to save the woman’s arm. Owner Joe Schreibvogel says that since the employee broke protocol when she stuck her arm in the cage, the tiger will not be put down. The park has been allowed to reopen.