Man attacked by tiger at Australia Zoo

Man attacked by tiger at Australia Zoo

SYDNEY - A man was rushed to hospital on Tuesday after being bitten on the neck by a tiger at Australia Zoo, run by the family of late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin.

The man, believed to be a trainer at the zoo north of Brisbane, was in a serious condition.

"The man is being flown to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a serious condition," a spokeswoman for RACQ Careflight, an air rescue charity, told AFP. "He was bitten by a tiger, we believe on the neck."

Reports said the man was found with two puncture wounds to his neck and was breathing and conscious.

The Australia Zoo is a 100-acre facility on Queensland's Sunshine Coast made popular by Irwin, who starred in the hugely successful wildlife documentary series The Crocodile Hunter.

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