Pattaya zookeeper mauled by tiger

The badly injured Thitipong Makarom is rushed into the emergency treatment room to be treated for his injuries.

Quick action by a coworker saved a zookeeper from being killed by a tiger in Pattaya.

Thitipong Makarom, 32, was badly mauled by one of three tigers at the closed Elephant Kingdom Pattaya Sept. 18. He was pulled to safety by a friend and transported to Banglamung Hospital.

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The zookeeper said he is in charge of feeding and cleaning the cages for three tigers at the park, which currently is closed due to a lack of tourists. He never has had any problem with the animals, but this time a tiger pounced when he came into its cage.

Huay Yai police rushed to the Elephant Kingdom to investigate the incident of a tiger mauling his keeper.