Inquest date set for zookeeper Rosa King who was attacked by a tiger

Rosa King

Rosa King - Credit: Archant

An inquest into the death of zookeeper Rosa King, who was mauled by a tiger at Hamerton Zoo Park near Huntingdon, will take place in May next year.

A jury is expected to hear the case, a pre-inquest review in Huntingdon was told.

The review set out key witnesses and the type of evidence which will be given when the inquest is resumed in the week of May 21. It is expected to take two or three days to complete and will be held in either Huntingdon or Peterborough.

Ms King, 33, died from “traumatic injuries” in the incident which happened at the zoo on May 29.

She was mauled by a tiger and suffered fatal injuries after going in to an enclosure.


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Ms King, from Hamerton, had worked at the zoo for some time and after the incident was described as being a “dedicated professional” by her parents Andrea and Peter King.

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