Animal that fatally mauled worker allowed to live
Associated Press - November 19, 2008 9:15 PM ET
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) - A big cat that fatally mauled a worker at a
wildlife sanctuary won't be euthanized.
32-year-old Peter Getz was mauled by Rocky the liger -- a cross between
a male lion and a female tiger -- on Oct. 29 and died the following day.
Lori Ensign, the owner of Safari's Sanctuary, says she has been told the
liger will be able to live out his life at the park.
The park closed after the attack but will reopen on Nov. 29-30 to raise money
to feed its animals through the winter. A news release issued by the park
does not discuss its status beyond that.
Ensign says that Getz would not have wanted the park's mission to cease. She
says park officials will work to keep Getz's dream alive through a renewed
effort to educate people on the dangers of having exotic animals as pets.
Information from: Tulsa World,
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