She reached her arm by way of the cage to unclip a second door — breaking protocol, in keeping with the sanctuary — and Kimba grabbed the volunteer’s arm and “practically tore it off on the shoulder,” the Tampa sanctuary mentioned.
One other volunteer heard the assault and ran over, and the tiger launched its grip on the arm. Coworkers tried to cease the bleeding and save the injured volunteer’s arm earlier than an ambulance arrived about 20 minutes later.
Kimba shall be positioned in quarantine for the subsequent 30 days, Huge Cat Rescue mentioned, however “was simply appearing regular because of the presence of meals and alternative.”
The sanctuary mentioned the volunteer, nonetheless aware after the assault, insisted she did not need Kimba to be punished for biting her.
The assault on a Huge Cat Rescue volunteer solely reinforces why the Huge Cat Public Security Act needs to be handed, the sanctuary mentioned in a press release to CNN.
Huge Cat Rescue is residence to over 50 unique cats like tigers, lions, bobcats and extra, lots of which have been rescued from the pet commerce.
Huge Cat Rescue and its founder have been profiled within the Netflix docuseries “Tiger King,” although Baskin criticized her portrayal.