Tiger trainer attacked: Video shows moment attack occurred in Queensland zoo


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A tiger handler is being treated at hospital after he was attacked by a tiger at a zoo in Queensland, Australia.

Staff at the Australia Zoo said the Sumatran tiger became "over-excited" during a play session and bit the 30-year-old zoo worker on the shoulder and neck in front of a crowd of spectators.

Colleagues managed to drag the animal off him and pull him to safety, but the man was said to be bleeding heavily.

Paramedics who arrived on the scene managed to stem the bleeding. His condition has been described as serious but stable.

The zoo, which keeps three Bengali and eight Bengali tigers, has said it will launch a full investigation into the incident.