Woman bitten by tiger after sneaking into zoo to pet it

Jacqueline Eide was apparently intoxicated when she trespassed into the zoo

Web Desk November 03, 2015
Eide was reportedly bitten by an 18-year-old Malayan tiger named Mai. PHOTO: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

A ‘drunk’ woman was severely injured after being bitten by a tiger as she sneaked into a zoo in Nebraska to pet it on Halloween.

Omaha police officers were called to Creighton University Medical Center on Sunday after a woman with an injury on her left hand started creating disturbance at the hospital. The woman, identified as Jacqueline Eide, had a bite on her hand.

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When police officers reached the hospital they found that “Eide was being aggressive towards hospital staff and appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.”

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After investigation, it was revealed that Eide along with a friend trespassed into Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Halloween night to pet a tiger.

When Eden reached into the cage, police said the tiger bit her, “causing severe trauma to her hand.”

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Eide was reportedly bitten by an 18-year-old Malayan tiger named Mai, who has been at the zoo since 2003, a statement released by the zoo said.

The woman was then taken to the hospital by a friend. Eden was cited for criminal trespassing, police added.


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