Inquest date set for zookeeper 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 next July.

Rosa King with tigers at Hamerton Zoo Park. Picture: ARCHANT

Rosa King with tigers at Hamerton Zoo Park. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A jury is expected to sit on the full hearing, which is scheduled to take place in July.

A pre-inquest review was held in Huntingdon on Friday, which set out key witnesses and the type of evidence that will be given when the inquest is resumed.

It is expected to take nine days to complete and will be held at Huntingdon Town Hall.

Ms King, 33, died from “traumatic injuries” in the incident which happened at the zoo on May 29, 2017.


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

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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