Zookeeper bitten by tiger at Zoo Miami

Posted at 3:49 PM, Dec 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-13 19:03:02-05

A zookeeper was bitten by a tiger during during feeding time Tuesday at Zoo Miami.

Zoo officials said the zookeeper was feeding a tiger through the bars, which is against protocol.

Zoo Miami spokesperson Ron Magill told NBC 6 the female zookeeper lost the tip of her finger. She was taken to the hospital.

The incident happened behind the scenes. 

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Courtesy of our news partner at NBC Miami