Rare white tiger escapes from enclosure in Czech zoo, injures 2 employees

Associated Press

PRAGUE - An official says a rare white tiger has attacked two employees in a Czech zoo after escaping from its enclosure.

The incident occurred Thursday morning in the zoo of the northern city of Liberec.

Zoo spokesman Ivan Langr says the two employees suffered unspecified injuries.

Lenka Markovicova, spokeswoman for the local rescuers, says one man has been hospitalized with head injuries. She says he is not in life-threatening condition.

Langr says the tiger named Paris has been tranquilized and poses no further danger. He said the zoo's employees were shocked and that it was not immediately clear who is to blame for the escape.

The Liberec Zoo is the only one in the Czech Republic that has white tigers.

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