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Jaguar attacks 2 zookeepers in Al Ain


DUBAI – Two zookeepers injured in a jaguar attack at Al Ain Zoo are now making a full recovery, with one of the men expected to be discharged from hospital on Thursday.

The attack happened on Sunday after a cage door was left open at the zoo. Other zookeepers who rushed to help their colleagues used a fire extinguisher to frighten the jaguar.

One of the zookeepers was able to escape the animal attack with minor injuries, while the second zookeeper was rescued by other zookeepers.

As of Wednesday, the other zookeeper has already been discharged from Al Ain Hospital where they were receiving treatment.

Al Ain Zoo Director, Ghanem Mubarak Al Hajeri, said they are investigating the incident, which is reportedly the first in the zoo in more than ten years.

Al Hajeri said: “Each animal has a different number of doors depending on the type of animal and the potential danger it poses. They are interior and external doors. The incident happened when one of the interior doors was unintentionally left open.” GAD/Expat Media


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