Hamerton Zoo to reopen after tiger killed keeper Rosa King

PUBLISHED: 11:10 13 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:11 13 June 2017

Rosa King Picture: Hamerton Zoo Park Facebook

Rosa King Picture: Hamerton Zoo Park Facebook

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Hamerton Zoo, which has been closed since a tiger killed a keeper, will reopen to the public on Friday following an inspection by Huntingdonshire District Council.

The zoo closed on May 29 after keeper Rosa King, 33, was mauled to death by a tiger.

An inquest into her death was opened and adjourned in Huntingdon last Wednesday.

The decision to reopen the zoo is supported by Rosa’s family, who also support the decision not to have the tiger put down.

A statement read: “Following an inspection by Huntingdonshire District Council, we can confirm that we will reopen to the public on Friday 16 June 2017.

“This decision has been supported by the family of Rosa King.”

A spokesman for the council added: “The health and safety investigation is ongoing, however the inspection into the zoo licence and public safety has been completed.”

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