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It sounds like a tiger turned on her.'She had run into the enclosure after hearing one of her colleagues shouting and moments later all hell let loose.'She let out a blood-curdling scream and then another keeper ran out and shouted 'run'.'It was a case of total panic.
There were keepers rushing about throwing buckets of meat to try and get the tigers under control.'Footage today emerged of Miss King telling a TV interviewer how she believed keeping captive animals in zoos was not cruel.
The park is home to Bengal tigers Shiva and Mohan and Malaysian tigers Cicip and Sahaja.Accidents can happen.'Plus I'm pretty sure Rosa wouldn't even think of it.'The tigers at Hamerton had been bred in captivity in Germany and brought over when they were very young, and it seemed Rosa had known them since they were cubs.'Hamerton is a lovely, zoo.It is small and friendly, and the staff were very helpful and professional.'This is why I'm so shocked by what has happened.It's not a dog that attack human it's a wild animal that should live free.RIP Rosa but I'm sure she would not want him to put down.' Tiger enthusiast Russ Neve, who knew Miss King, added: 'At the end of the day, it's a wild animal and only acted as it would have done.
But he added: 'You can't have keepers doing work in a zoo with high-powered rifles on every corner.'Witness Pete Davis said he believed Miss King was attacked after rushing to help a colleague in the tiger enclosure.