A drunk woman who was mauled by a tiger after sneaking into an Omaha, Nebraska zoo last week may lose part of her hand.
Jacqueline Eide was bitten on her left hand after she reached in to pet a tiger. A friend rushed Jacqueline to Creighton University Medical Center for treatment, and police were only alerted when she began to act unruly at the hospital. According to KETV, her injuries are so bad that she may have to have part of her hand amputated. Aside from that, she’s also been cited for trespassing, according to police. Dennis Pate, the zoo’s executive director and CEO, said the zoo plans to step up its security by adding more cameras.
Pate released a statement: “The safety and security of our guests and animals are always a priority at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Emergency phone numbers are printed on maps for guests to call in case of an emergency and security staff keep watch on grounds around the clock. We have added security cameras, new path lighting and computer-controlled locks to track exit and entry. Additional path lighting is planned for the new African Grasslands exhibit and more cameras will be installed to monitor the grounds and gates. We will continue to keep security a top priority for Zoo guests and animals.”
This is the second bizarre zoo-related story this year, though not quite as entertaining as two llamas running through the ‘hood.
SOURCE: KETV | VIDEO SOURCE: Inform