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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tiger on the prowl ~ air ambulance to the rescue !!

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A zoo has been evacuated following eyewitness reports of a keeper being mauled by a tiger. Police and the air ambulance confirmed they were called to a 'very serious incident', while MailOnline understands an adult has suffered life-threatening injuries. Claims circulated on social media that the animal was on the loose at Hamerton Zoo in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, but this was rubbished by police and park officials. Victoria Northover Holmes, who was at the tiger enclosure when the drama unfolded, said staff were throwing meat at the tiger to get it away from a keeper.


A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Constabulary said: 'Officers were called at around 11.15am to reports of a serious incident at Hamerton Zoo Park.  'Officers attended the scene along with ambulance crews and Magpas (Mid Anglia General Practitioner Accident Service air ambulance).  Claims of a Tiger escaping and coming on the keeper was circulated in the media, whilst a  hastily-prepared sign was put up to let customers know that the park was closed for the rest of the day !   

An air ambulance landed as visitors were being evacuated from the zoo in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire,  while unconfirmed reports stated it was - Blizzard, one of the white Bengal tigers  that had escaped its bindings.   While the chaos is ordinary, the rescue efforts including arrival of air ambulance speaks high of preparedness.  The park, which was described as 'the most environmentally-friendly zoo in Europe' in 2014 and has an adult admission price of £14, has been closed for the day.

Away from the melee,  in Flordia, Tiger Woods was arrested  on a charge of drunk driving, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. The 41-year-old golfer was arrested around 3am on Military Trail, south of Indian Creek Parkway in Jupiter. Arrest information shows Woods, a resident of elite enclave of Jupiter Island, was booked into jail at 7:18am and then released on his own recognizance at 10:50am. He faces a charge of driving with a blood alcohol level above Florida's legal limit of .08.

This is the second time that Woods has been caught driving under the influence. In November 2009, two days after the National Enquirer broke the story that Woods had been cheating on his then-wife Elin Nordegren with a New York City nightclub manager, Woods left home after taking an Ambien and crashed his Cadillac Escalade into a fire hydrant, a tree and several hedges.  However, he wasn't charged in that incident. Following that incident, several other women came forward, saying they too had affairs with the professional golfer - tarnishing his previously pristine image. 

A month later, he entered a 45-day therapy program and apologized for his actions, saying 'I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to'.  Woods and Nordegren divorced a little less than a year later, in August 2010.  Since the scandal, Woods' career has been in a free fall as he's failed to remain a major competitor and advertisers have stopped sponsoring him.  The 14-time major winner has dropped to 876th in the world rankings after years of injury problems and has not played in any of the major tournaments for the past two years; he has had fusion surgery to address the issue in April and said last week that he hasn't 'felt this good in years'.

Woods was reported to be worth $740million by Forbes in 2016, making $100million annually during his peak in the late 2000s and has earned a reported $1.4billion in prize money and endorsements since his career began.
With regards – S. Sampathkumar

29th May 2017.

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