Zookeeper killed at Oregon wild cat sanctuary

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SHERWOOD, OR – There’s a risk when working with wild animals, because, well, they’re wild.

Remember when Roy from Siegfried & Roy was attacked by his tiger in front of an audience?

That messed him up pretty bad, but he survived.

Unfortunately the same can’t be said for a worker at an exotic cat sanctuary in Oregon.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office reports the 35-year-old woman died after being bitten and attacked by a big cat, although they’re not saying what kind of cat.

The Wildcat Haven Large Cat Sanctuary is a no-kill shelter that houses dozens of cougars, tigers, bobcats and other large, wild cats.