Cisarua. A cleaning service officer of Taman Safari zoo in Cisarua, West Java was fatally attacked by a tiger on Friday afternoon.
“After Friday prayer, Junaidi [32-years-old] was no longer seen by his colleagues,” Yulius Suprihardo, the zoo’s spokesman told Antara news agency on Saturday. “An official that usually handles the tigers found him dead.”
He was taken to the hospital but he was dead on arrival.
Yulius said added the location where Junaidi’s remains were found is not a public area — only tiger tamers and trainers have access to the location. He did not provide any details on the reason why Junaidi went into the tiger cage.
“We’re still investigating the incident,” Yulius said. “He was a diligent worker. This is a disaster for us.”